Matt Mead was sworn in as Wyoming’s 32nd governor on January 3, 2011.
Born in Jackson, Wyoming, Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County. He has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and a law degree from the University of Wyoming. After law school, Mead 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. All this legal service was in Wyoming. After he stepped down as U. S. Attorney, Mead and his wife Carol returned full time to operating their farming and ranching business in southeast Wyoming.
Since taking office, Mead has continued 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.
Mead and Carol have been married for more than 20 years, with Cheyenne as their home. They have two school-age children, Mary and Pete.