Wyoming Governor-elect Mark Gordon announced the first members of his Administration today, tapping two seasoned Wyoming leaders to fill the role of Chief of Staff and Wyoming Attorney General.
Gordon has chosen Bridget Hill, the current Director of the Office of State Lands and Investments to serve as Wyoming Attorney General. Dr. Pat Arp, the current Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer, will serve as Gordon’s Chief of Staff.
“I’m honored that Ms. Hill and Dr. Arp have agreed to fill these important leadership posts in my Administration,” said Governor-elect Gordon. “To ensure a smooth transition and an effective Administration capable of tackling the challenges we face head on, I need a strong team of individuals with experience, diverse skill sets and connections to the people, communities and businesses across Wyoming. Ms. Hill and Dr. Arp have shown time and again their ability to make state government work smarter and harder, all while ensuring transparency and access to the public.”
Originally from Saratoga, Wyoming, Hill attended the University of Wyoming where she received both her undergraduate degree in accounting and her law degree. Following law school in 2002, Bridget served as a staff attorney for Justice Larry L. Lehman and Justice Michael Golden of the Wyoming Supreme Court. Following her time with the court, she moved to the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and served for several years as the attorney for the Office of State Lands and Investments, State Loan and Investment Board, and Board of Land Commissioners and several other agencies. In 2013, she was appointed by Governor Matthew H. Mead to serve as Director of the Office of State Lands and Investments.
Prior to joining the State Treasurer’s Office in April 2015, Dr. Arp was the Deputy Secretary of State for 20 years; having served terms with former Secretaries of State Max Maxfield, Joseph B. Meyer and Diana J. Ohman. From 1991 through 1994, Dr. Arp was the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Wyoming Department of Education. She previously worked as a high school biology, chemistry and physics teacher; and a child protection social worker and a juvenile probation officer in northeast Wyoming. She was also the Northeast administrator for the Department of Family Services.
Additional announcements regarding Governor-elect Gordon’s Administration team will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on Governor-elect Gordon’s transition or the inauguration, please visit www.gordonforwyoming.com.