Keynote Speaker - Governor Mark Gordon

Governor Mark Gordon
State of Wyoming

Mark Gordon grew up on the family ranch in Wyoming where he learned the values of hard work and integrity and the importance of working together. As Governor, he brings those values to the table and his commitment to ensuring that Wyoming must always be a place where its citizens can pursue their dreams while retaining its unique character. He is a strong believer that Wyoming must chart its own course and he is a steadfast defender of its interests to do so. 

As a conservative, Governor Gordon has worked tirelessly to set Wyoming on a sustainable fiscal path. He is committed to making government more transparent, accessible, productive and efficient. He believes government is best when it is closest to the people and is committed to giving local communities the tools they need to thrive. He is a staunch advocate of quality education for all children from bottom to top, K-12 through all forms of post-secondary education, private and public. 

Governor Gordon served as Wyoming State Treasurer from October 2012 until January 2019 when he was sworn in as Governor. In his time in office, he transformed and modernized the management of the state’s financial portfolio. This work was recognized when the Peterson Institute ranked Wyoming number one in the United States and third in the world among all sovereign funds. 

Elected Governor in 2018, he has successfully led his state through two of its most significant challenges in decades: the COVID crisis and the largest decline in mineral revenue in the state’s history. He has spearheaded efforts to diversify Wyoming’s economy in technology, finance, agriculture, energy, research, education, tourism, carbon capture and sequestration as well as making it an exceptional place to raise kids. 

Governor Gordon and his wife Jennie have four grown children, Anne, Aaron with wife Megan, Bea with husband Austen, and Spencer with wife Sarah, their son Everett, and just recently, twin daughters Violet and Eloise.

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