Residence Staff


Sue Akey                Chief of Staff                                                     307-777-7398

Sue Aleksich-Akey worked on the Inauguration Committee for Governor Mead. Born and raised in Montana, Sue spent the last 11 years working in Washington, DC. While living in Helena she served as chairman of the Montana Republican Party for five years. She has also worked for the Republican National Committee in DC as a special event coordinator. Longing to be back in the West, she moved to Cheyenne to be near her family in 2010.



Jill Lovato              Executive Assistant to the First Lady             307-274-2866

A Wyoming native, Jill Lovato came back home to Cheyenne after several years in Laramie, where she earned degrees in anthropology and Spanish, and a Master of Science in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming. She worked as a research scientist at the University and later, as an administrator and lecturer in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. Jill has extensive experience in technical writing for public audiences, as well as success in grant writing and fundraising.