Chris Brown
President, Wyoming Associations and Government Affairs Network

Chris is the President of Wyoming Associations and Government Affairs Network (WAGAN).  He began his hospitality career at age 16 in Massachusetts as a dishwasher, working his way throughout the industry until coming to Fort Collins, Colorado with Outback Steakhouse in 1995. In 2001 Chris relocated to Cheyenne to open Wyoming’s second Outback Steakhouse as Managing Partner.

He built the Cheyenne Outback Steakhouse into one of the best OSI restaurants in the entire region, having been awarded “Partner of the Year” three times–in 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Chris has served on the Board of Directors, and Executive Committee for the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association and is currently working with Lynn Birleffi to succeed as Executive Director of WAGAN.

Brown married his wife Shelby in 2003, and they have two sons—Ryder (age 6) and Owen, (age 2) Chris is also an avid fisherman.