CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has named two veteran state government workers to run departments in his administration. Mead announced Thursday that he's retaining Bob Lampert to run the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Lampert held the position under former Governor Dave Freudenthal.
Lampert's tenure including overseeing the Rawlins prison during severe staffing shortages during the energy boom. He also oversaw construction of the state's new medium-security prison in Torrington.
Mead also announced he's appointing Chris Boswell, who served as Freudenthal's chief of staff since 2003, to run the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information.
Boswell's appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and he will serve as Mead's legislative liaison until then.