Matt Mead, Wyoming’s 32nd Governor, took office in January 2011 and is serving his second term.  He was born and raised in Jackson. After earning a law degree from the University of Wyoming, he served as a prosecutor, practiced in a private firm and served as U.S. Attorney.  He maintains a farm and ranch business with his wife Carol in southeast Wyoming.

Governor Mead initiated a comprehensive state energy strategy released in 2013 and updated in 2016. He initiated an innovative state water strategy released in 2015.  He moved the entire state to a 100 gigabit broadband network. His rules initiative has resulted in fewer regulations and improved public access to rules. His focus on increasing state competitiveness, for example, through technology, innovation and expansion of business opportunities in numerous economic sectors, has brought national recognition.

Wyoming accolades include: most business friendly tax climate, third best for new business startup activity, second best state to start a business, fourth in Mountain Region workforce development; best state for rate of new entrepreneurs; best education system among western states three years running, and many more.

Governor Mead is past Chair and has also served as Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee of the National Governors Association. He serves as Co-chair of the State and Federal Sage Grouse Task Force. He is past Chairman (2015-2016) of the Western Governors’ Association where his Chairman’s Initiative, a continuing one, was Species Conservation and the Endangered Species Act.

Matt and Carol have been married 27 years and have two children in college.