A native and Governor of The State of Wyoming between 2003 and 2011, Dave Freudenthal is a leader in for natural resource development issues in Wyoming. In fact, Freudenthal's leadership on natural resource development issues led to his service as Chairman of the Western Governors Association and Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
Freudenthal was born and raised in Wyoming. He graduated from Amherst College in 1973 and returned to Wyoming to take a position as an economist with the State. Governor Ed Herschler appointed him State Planning Coordinator in 1975. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1980, Freudenthal opened his own one-person law firm in Cheyenne. The firm grew into a general practice firm representing individuals and business.
In 1994, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming. Following his two terms as Governor, Freudenthal taught part time at the University of Wyoming, then practiced with Crowell & Moring until January 2017 when he opened Freudenthal Law Office, LLC in Cheyenne.