WYOMING \u2013 Governor Mark Gordon announced Buck McVeigh has been named permanent Chief of Staff, and Betsy Anderson will serve as both the Deputy Chief of Staff and General Counsel. Senior Policy Advisor Renny MacKay has also been appointed Policy Director.\r\n\r\nBoth McVeigh and Anderson had been serving in an acting capacity since the retirement of previous Chief of Staff Pat Arp.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m thrilled that Buck McVeigh has agreed to serve as Chief of Staff and Betsy Anderson has agreed to serve as Deputy,\u201d Governor Gordon said. \u201cThey are a dynamic duo with complementary skills that will serve Wyoming well.\u201d\r\n\r\nGordon added McVeigh brings experience and proven leadership, while praising Anderson\u2019s \u201cquiet wisdom.\u201d\r\n\r\nPrior to joining the Governor\u2019s staff, McVeigh served as President of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association for five years. McVeigh spent 32 years working for the State of Wyoming, serving under five governors and working in four agencies. A Cheyenne native, McVeigh is a graduate of the University of Wyoming.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s an honor and a privilege to serve the Governor as Chief of Staff,\u201d McVeigh said. \u201cOur senior leadership team is committed to helping this administration be the very best it can be.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnderson has served as General Counsel since Governor Gordon\u2019s inauguration and previously served as General Counsel of the Wyoming State Treasurer\u2019s Office, which she joined in 2004. She started her legal career practicing commercial real estate with Morris, Manning & Martin. Anderson received a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University and a J.D. degree from The University of Georgia School of Law.\r\n\r\n\u201cIn the six years I have worked with the Governor I have developed an immense respect for his thoughtful decision-making,\u201d Anderson said. \u201cI look forward to continuing my work with Buck and Renny to help achieve great things for our state.\u201d\r\n\r\nMacKay served as the Communications Director for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department from 2014-18, and was the Communications Director for Governor Matthew H. Mead from 2011 to 2014. MacKay spent nearly a decade as a journalist covering statewide news for Wyoming Public Radio. He also was the press secretary for Governor Gordon\u2019s Congressional Campaign in 2008.\r\n\r\n\u201cRenny brings a wide range of knowledge and experience spanning the unique issues facing Wyoming. His leadership on issues including carbon capture and migration corridors are exactly what this state needs now in a Policy Director,\u201d Governor Gordon said.