Board of Directors
The Align Team is proud to retain the services of some of Wyoming finest leaders on our Board of Directors. A combination of seasoned leadership veterans with broad experiences, the board and management at Align is the right team to carry any organization to a successful future.
P.E., Board Chair
As one of The Align Team’s trusted advisors, Murph always applies “horse sense” to our discussions and decisions.
James “Murph” Murphy was born in the small farming and ranching town of Powell, Wyoming, along the northwestern edge of the Big Horn Basin. He graduated from Montana Tech in the rough and tumble town of Butte, Montana with a degree in Environmental Engineering then moved back to Wyoming to begin his professional career. During his 34 year engineering career, Murph specialized in complex mine land reclamation projects, managing large multi‐disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists and natural resource professionals.
Murph is a retired partner of AVI Engineers. In addition to the Align board, Murph also volunteers his time as a board member for Peak Wellness and Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, where he served as board chair.
He and his wife, Lisa, are committed to the Western way of life, working a small family ranch in Sowbelly Canyon, near Harrison, Nebraska and finding great comfort on the backs of their horses.
Anna Marie served as chairman of the board of Align from its opening in April 2004 until April 2013. She can be relied upon to look at issues with a critical and fair point of view.
Anna Marie Hales, along with husband, Sloan, has owned and operated the Wyoming Hereford Ranch in southeast Wyoming since 1978. She is also a co-owner of the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre Venture.
In addition to the full-time effort involved in operating a working cattle ranch, Anna Marie demonstrates her passion for youth and culture through service on many boards of directors, including the Boy Scouts of America, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Laramie County Community College Foundation, the Brigham Young University Humanities Board, and the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.
Anna Marie and Sloan are the devoted parents of six children and proud grandparents of 17 grandchildren. Her other life’s joys include music, serving the community and her church.
Anna Marie has an undergraduate degree in business from BYU and a master’s degree in business education from the University of Cincinnati.
Tucker joined the Air Force after college. In a 30-year career he was selected as one of eight Air Force and Navy missile officers who built the US war plan; headed the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Nuclear Section and taught President Reagan and his senior staff the options, countries and timing of the plan. He produced President Reagan’s black bag, called the “Football.” He commanded a Strategic Air Command Wing and retired as Vice Commander 20th Air Force on a Friday and was installed by the Governor of Wyoming as Director, Department of Commerce, the following Monday.
Tucker transitioned the department as CEO of the Wyoming Business Council, which became responsible for all economic, community and business development in the state. He retired from the CEO position after nine years in 2007, and in 2008 Tucker headed a campaign for the retiring Wyoming State Treasurer, Cynthia Lummis for the US House of Representatives. She won and Tucker continued with her as Representative Lummis’ Chief of Staff through her eight years in Congress.
He has served on the Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Crisis Fund and has been inducted into the Frontier Days Hall of Fame. He and his wife chaired the Laramie County United Way campaign. He has served on the Board of Directors of Wyoming Student Loan Corporation; the University of Wyoming, School of Business Advisory Board and the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Group. Tucker and his wife Carol have four children and 8 grandchildren.
President & Managing Director
Kathy began her career in banking, and was a member of the leadership team that developed the concept of Align. Known as a master of efficiency and a skilled team leader, Kathy was instrumental in structuring the organization. Her strengths have helped numerous clients evolve into more efficient, effective, improved organizations, and have helped define Align. Born and raised in Wyoming, Kathy earned a bachelors degree in Human Resources from Park University. She serves on the board of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with Zonta International and the Comea Resource Center.
- Program Management
- Process Mapping
- Change Management
- Team Planning
- BS, Management Human Resources, Park University
- Organizational Analysis Certification, Linkage Incorporated
- Leading Organizational Transition Certification, Linkage Incorporated
- High Impact Relationships Certification, Linkage Incorporated
- Professional Management Certification, Mountain States Employers Council