OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Jeff Vogel Named New Director of Department of Audit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and State Treasurer Joe Meyer appointed Jeff Vogel as the new Director of the Department of Audit. He is appointed to serve a six-year term as Director and the appointment requires confirmation by the Wyoming Senate. Vogel has been the head of the Division of Banking, in the Department of Audit, since 2002.
“Jeff has a great mix of institutional knowledge and new ideas that will enhance the Department of Audit and serve the people of Wyoming,” Governor Mead said. “We appreciate him taking on this leadership role and the challenge of leading an agency.”
“We interviewed a terrifically talented pool of applicants,” Secretary of State Max Maxfield said. “We are delighted with our choice. Jeff has the expertise and experience we were seeking and feel he will take the Department forward in a positive direction.”
Vogel said he will look for ways to improve the Department of Audit. “I believe we need to take a look at our processes and ask ourselves if this is the most efficient and effective way of getting things done. I will start with the Department of Audit processes and in the normal course of working with our stakeholders, the Department and I will identify policies, procedures, and processes that may improve overall risk management and communication, to provide value to the citizens of Wyoming.”
Vogel is replacing Mike Geesey who left the Department of Audit to head the Wyoming Bankers Association. Vogel has an accounting degree from the University of Wyoming.
“While head of the Division of Banking, my budget philosophy was to run as lean as possible while fulfilling our statutory mandates. This included utilizing technology to advance examination procedures while gaining efficiencies in order to save time, costs and burden on our regulated industries,” Vogel said. He added he will bring this same approach to the entire Department of Audit.