Elected Officials

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Governor of Wyoming

Matthew H. Mead was elected Governor in November 2010. He was sworn in as Wyoming's 32nd governor on January 3, 2011. Born in Jackson, Wyoming, on March 11, 1962, Governor Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County. He received a bachelor's degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas in 1984 and a law degree from the University of Wyoming, College of Law in 1987. After law school, Mead served as a county prosecutor for Campbell County in Gillette, a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne, a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He also practiced law as a partner in a private firm in Cheyenne for about six years.

From October 2001 to June 2007, Governor Mead served as United States Attorney for Wyoming. He was recommended for that position by Senator Craig Thomas, chosen by President George W. Bush, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Among his accomplishments as U.S. Attorney, Mead served on the U.S. Attorney General's Anti-Terrorism Task Force, chaired the Rocky Mountain HIDTA (a multi-state unit focused on illicit drug trafficking), and implemented a program to protect children from exploitation, called Project Safe Childhood, in Wyoming.

Governor Mead is an avid outdoorsman, and he loves to hunt and fish. When he stepped down as U.S. Attorney in June 2007, Mead and his wife, First Lady Carol Mead, devoted themselves to operating their farming and ranching business located in Albany and Goshen Counties. Matt and Carol Mead have been married 19 years, with Cheyenne as their home. They have two children, Mary (12) and Pete (10), who attend Cheyenne public schools.

Max Maxfield

Max Maxfield

Twentieth Secretary of State of Wyoming

Max Maxfield was elected Secretary of State in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Secretary Maxfield is the State’s Chief Elections Officer, Securities Commissioner, Notaries Public Commissioner and Corporations Administrator. In addition, he serves in the capacity of Lieutenant Governor.

Secretary Maxfield served two terms as Wyoming State Auditor. He directed two cabinet level State Agencies (Wyoming Recreation Commission 2 years and Department of Commerce 5 years). He was a YMCA Executive Director for 23 years and Director of the Wyoming Make-A-Wish Foundation for 1 ½ years. He currently serves on the Hospice Board and the Board of Directors of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Max and his wife, Gayla, a clinical social worker, have four grown children and two grandchildren. Gayla and Max are members of the First United Methodist Church.

Cynthia Cloud

Cynthia I. Cloud, CPA

Twentieth Auditor of the State of Wyoming

Cynthia was elected in November 2010 to serve as Wyoming’s 20th State Auditor. She is the first CPA to be elected to the Office. The duties of the State Auditor include being the Chief Accountant and Payroll Officer for state agencies.

Cynthia’s career includes over 16 years in public accounting and as a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a BS in Accounting.

Cynthia is an active supporter of her community. She is a Park County Leadership Institute graduate, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and Past-Treasurer, Past-Chair of the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, and Past-Board member of the Park County Republican Women.

Cynthia and her husband of 16 years, Charles, have four children: Luke, Morgan, Connor and Wyatt. Their eldest son, Luke, is a fourth generation Marine who served in Iraq.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Thirty-first Treasurer of the State of Wyoming

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 for 2009 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.

Cindy Hill

Cindy Hill

Twenty-first 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.

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