Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Appoint Wyatt Petersen Department of Energy Director

FORT HALL, ID – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have appointed Wyatt Petersen as Tribal Department of Energy (TDOE) Director. Petersen is a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and a lifelong resident of the Fort Hall reservation.

“I am deeply honored to serve as the new TDOE Director,” said Petersen. “My journey to this role is rooted not only in my professional experiences and academic achievements, but also in my unwavering commitment to our tribes and community.”

Petersen began his career with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in 2011 as a Fisheries Technician with the Fish and Wildlife Department. Prior to his new position, he served as the GIS Database Manager and Interim Land Use Director. 

Petersen plans on conducting a thorough assessment of the current energy projects and infrastructure and identifying key areas of growth. His primary goal is to lay a solid foundation for long-term, sustainable energy solutions that will benefit the community.

“We are excited to announce that Wyatt has accepted the role of the TDOE Director,” said Elese Teton, Executive Director for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. “His passion for advancing technically will greatly contribute to the initiatives of the TDOE, and I look forward to seeing where the TDOE will go in the future.”