Matt Mead was sworn in as Wyoming's 32nd Governor on January 3, 2011. Born in Jackson, Wyoming, Governor Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County. He has a law degree from the University of Wyoming and a BA degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. The Governor has served as a county and federal prosecutor, practiced in a private firm, and served as United States Attorney for Wyoming from October 2001 to June 2007. After he stepped down as U.S. Attorney, Matt and his wife Carol, Wyoming's First Lady, returned full time to operating their farming and ranching business in southeast Wyoming.
Since taking office, the Governor has put a focus on economic growth, a state energy strategy, consolidation of government services, supporting local government and enhancing infrastructure, and creating additional access to high-speed broadband.
Governor Mead continues to travel to communities around the state to hear from residents in the places where they live and work. He maintains an open door policy in his office at the Capitol Building.
Representing the interests of the state, the Governor also serves in regional and national leadership roles. He serves on the Council of Governors, the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Natural Resources Committee of the National Governors Association. He is also co-chair of the State and Federal Sage Grouse Task Force, which brings together federal officials and representatives of 11 western states for a regional conservation effort.
Matt and Carol have been married 22 years. They have two teenaged children, Mary and Pete.
Wyoming Secretary of State
Max Maxfield was elected Wyoming Secretary of State in 2006. As Secretary of State, he also serves in the capacity of Lieutenant Governor.
Secretary Maxfield’s career in public service has spanned nonprofit, public, and private sectors. He directed nonprofit organizations for 23 years. Then, he directed two cabinet level State departments: the Wyoming Recreation Commission (1987-1989) and the Wyoming Department of Commerce (1989-1994). He also served as Wyoming’s 18th elected State Auditor (1999-2007).
Secretary Maxfield is a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA). He currently serves on the NASS Elections Committee; the NASS Voter Participation Committee; the NASS Business Services Committee; the NASS Company Formation Task Force; and serves as co-chair of the NASS Securities Committee.
As Secretary of State, Maxfield serves on the State Loan and Investment Board, the State Building Commission, and the Board of Land Commissioners. He is also chairman of the State Elections Canvassing Board.
Maxfield is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, a Hospice Board member, a Wyoming Industrial Development Corporation member, a Frontier Certified Development Company member, and President of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board of Directors.
Max believes in “giving back” and has an extensive history as an active community volunteer. He has served as President of Laramie County United Way, Crime Stoppers, Blue Envelope Health Fund, and the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association. He has also served as a board member of the Wyoming Congressional Youth Awards, Special Olympics, Wyoming Children’s Society, and the High Desert Riders.
Maxfield is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cheyenne. He is a certified lay leader and a Stephen Minister.
Max and his wife, Gayla, have three grown children and three grandchildren.
One of Secretary Maxfield’s passions is Golden Retrievers. Other hobbies of Maxfield's include spending time with his family, camping, traveling, and golfing (albeit poorly!). He is a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
About his position, Maxfield says, “Serving as Wyoming Secretary of State has been a long time dream. I am honored and humbled that my dream has come true!”Wyoming State Auditor
The State Auditor is a constitutional officer elected for a four-year term by the general electorate of Wyoming. The duties of the State Auditor include being the Chief Accountant and Payroll Officer for state agencies. The Auditor is also responsible for the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report on the fiscal affairs of the state. Cynthia was elected in November 2010 to serve as Wyoming’s 20th State Auditor. She is the first certified public accountant to serve as State Auditor.
The Auditor serves as a member of the Board of Land Commissioners, the State Loan and Investment Board, the State Board of Deposits, the State Building Commission, and the State Canvassing Board. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC), member of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT), a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and a member of the Wyoming State Board of Certified Public Accountants.
Cynthia has over 16 years in public accounting and is a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Cynthia and her husband of 19 years, Charles, have four children: Luke, Morgan, Connor and Wyatt. Their eldest son, Luke, is a fourth generation Marine who served in Iraq.
Wyoming State Treasurer
Mark Gordon is currently serving as Wyoming Treasurer. He was appointed to complete the term of the late Joe Meyer who passed away in October 2012. As Treasurer, Mr. Gordon’s principal duty is to safeguard and invest all the funds of the state. He serves as Administrator for the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Asset Reserve (WYO-STAR), and Wyoming Unclaimed Property. He also serves on eight boards and commissions: the Board of Deposits, Board of Land Commissioners, Financial Advisory Council, State Building Commission, State Canvassing Board, State Loan and Investment Board, Wyoming Community Development Authority, and the Wyoming Retirement Board of Directors.
Previously Treasurer Gordon served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (10-J) as a Class B Director, The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Board, the Johnson County District 1 K-12 School Board, and on the board of the Nature Conservancy of Wyoming. He has served as vice chair for the Wyoming Stock Growers Tax Committee. He continues to serve as president of the Willow Park Reservoir Company, on the Board of Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, and on the board of the Ucross Foundation. He is a member of Rotary and Elks. He and his wife, Jennie, own and operate businesses and ranches in Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming. They are members of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming Stock Growers, and Woolgrowers.
In 2008 Gordon was a Republican Candidate in the 2008 primary for Wyoming’s At-Large US House of Representatives seat. Prior to that he was Director of Conservation and Stewardship for Apache Corporation, chairman and member of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council, a board member of the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center, Harold Jarrard Park, and Powder River Conservation District as well as the Advisory Board for UW College of Agriculture - Sheridan Research and Extension Center.
Mr. Gordon graduated from Middlebury College in 1979 with a BA in History. He grew up on the family ranch west of Kaycee and settled on his own in 1988. He has had agricultural operations in Johnson, Sheridan, and Campbell counties. His home ranch received the 2009 Excellence in Range Stewardship award from the Society for Range Management. Other businesses have included the “Bookshop,” Abercrombie and Kent “On Safari Ltd” and “The Trading Company” catalogues in Sheridan Wyoming. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting, climbing, skiing, kayaking, and rodeo. His experience reaches to agriculture, mineral development, tourism, finance, recreation, and politics.
He and his wife have four grown children: two sons and two daughters.
Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Cindy Hill's career in education has focused on improving student outcomes through educational leadership. Cindy grew up in Wyoming and is a product of Wyoming public schools. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming, and received a master's degree from the University of Michigan in educational policy and administration.
Hill's experience in education combines both private and public sector work. Cindy began her teaching career working with students in juvenile treatment facilities. After 15 years in the private sector, she served as one of the principals at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne. She brings a focus on student results that encourages the participation of the student, parents and teachers in the classroom to develop, pilot and implement data driven school improvements.
She was elected Wyoming's State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2010, with the responsibility of oversight of Wyoming's K-12 public education system. She serves with the Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor on the State Lands and Investments Board, the State Board of Deposits, and the State Building Commission. She is a member of the School Facilities Commission and the State Board of Education. She is an ex-officio member of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and the Community College Commission.
Cindy appoints members to the Professional Teaching Standards Board. She is a member of the Montgomery Trust Fund for the Visually Impaired Board, the Wyoming Early Childhood Council, the Wyoming Workforce Development Council, the Wyoming Higher Education Assistance Authority and numerous other state boards. Multi-state organizations to which she belongs include the Council of Chief State School Officers and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.
Cindy and her husband, Drake are residents of Cheyenne. Drake is an attorney. They have one son, Drew, who graduated from the University of Wyoming in May 2010.