Carol Mead became Wyoming’s first lady on January 3, 2011, when her husband, Governor Matt Mead, was sworn in as the 32nd Governor of Wyoming.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Mrs. Mead is an active partner in the operation of Mead Land and Livestock, a family ranching and farming operation, and other business interests. She has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), advocating for children who are victims of domestic abuse and neglect. Recently, she completed work on the historic renovation of two buildings that are currently on the National Historic Registry.
The first lady also has worked professionally in health care with the Cardiovascular Institute of Stress Medicine and for Parke Davis, serving physicians in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado.
The Meads have two children: Mary, born in 1998, and Pete, born in 2000. Both attend public schools in Cheyenne.