Governor Dave Freudenthal has announced that Ed Grant, a retired Wyoming District Court Judge, will succeed Lynne Boomgaarden as Director of the Office of State Lands and Investments. The Governor said Grant will continue overseeing the office with the same dedication as Boomgaarden, who formally steps down April 9th.
Judge Grant said the position is challenging but Boomgaarden has laid the foundation for his success.
The Office of State Lands and Investments manages nearly four million acres of state trust lands and minerals for the benefit of Wyoming public schools and institutions, and administers numerous grant and loan programs for the benefit of Wyoming's communities and citizens.
Grant served 23 years as District Judge in Wyoming’s First Judicial District. Prior to his time on the bench, he was a lawyer in private practice and graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Law in 1966. Workforce Services Administrator Jerimiah Rieman, will assume Boomgaarden's responsibilities for oversight of federal stimulus funds.