CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne woman is the new director of Wyoming's Aeronautics Division.

Amy Surdam is a nurse practitioner who owns urgent care facilities in Cheyenne and Laramie.

She's also a lieutenant colonel in the Wyoming Army National Guard and founder of a children's museum under development in Cheyenne.

Surdam ran unsuccessfully for Cheyenne mayor in 2016.

Her new job in the Wyoming Department of Transportation involves overseeing air service development. She also manages state-owned aircraft.

Surdam is making $104,400 a year in her new role.

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