The Bureau of Land Management has chosen a Cheyenne native to be the new associate state director for BLM Wyoming. BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson said Wednesday that Mary Jo Rugwell plans to report to the Wyoming state office in late August. He says Rugwell has an extensive background in management, renewable resources, wild horses, oil and gas, grazing, fire and recreation. Rugwell most recently was a district manager for the BLM's southern Nevada district office. She began her BLM career in 1984 at the Wyoming State Office in Cheyenne in the fluid minerals branch.