Matthew Mead

Fall 2022 Resident Fellow Matt Mead
  • Fall 2022

Matt Mead served as governor of Wyoming from 2011 to 2019. During his time in office, Mead focused on economic growth, a state energy strategy, consolidation of government services, supporting local government and enhancing infrastructure and creating additional access to high-speed broadband.  

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. After he stepped down as U.S. attorney, he returned full time to operating his family farming and ranching business in southeast Wyoming.  

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. Mead and his wife Carol have been married for 30 years and have two children, Mary and Pete.