Board of Directors

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MARY B. GUTHRIE - Appointed to the Board, June 1, 2015.  Guthrie, a third generation Wyoming native, was born in Newcastle.  She has a J.D. and B.A. degree from the University of Wyoming.  In her professional career she was a law clerk, Deputy Attorney General for the State of Wyoming, Cheyenne City Attorney and Executive Director of the Wyoming State Bar.   After retiring from the practice of law, she was an adjunct English instructor at LCCC.  Guthrie has been involved in many Cheyenne and state organizations.  She enjoys walking her dogs, doing yoga and playing the trombone.   

 

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MATTHEW L. POPE - Appointed to Board: September 9, 2013.  Matt is a Cheyenne native with three children.  He is President of First Interstate Bank and has been very involved in and dedicated to Cheyenne.  A graduate of Cheyenne East he continued his education at LCCC and then the University of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  He is a CPA and earned an MBA from Regis University.  He has been active on various boards, including Cheyenne LEADS, the LCCC Foundation, Cheyenne–Laramie County Economic Development, Joint Powers Board and the Downtown Development Authority board.  

 

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JOHN M. EDWARDS - Appointed to Board: June 26, 2017. John has an extensive background in both vertical & underground construction. For the last 12 years, he has managed a land development firm and worked on projects in Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper, and Northern Colorado. His professional areas of expertise include large scale community master planning, corresponding infrastructure construction, environmental protection, and land reclamation. He is a past recipient of the Bronze Congressional Award for volunteer service for multiple organizations in Cheyenne including the hospital, Life Care Center, and the Old West Museum. He enjoys golf, music, art, and spending time outdoors. He is passionate about seeing our city reach its maximum potential, and ensuring high quality infrastructure elements for our residents for many generations to come.

 

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ALLAN CUNNINGHAM - Appointed to the Board, January 28, 2019. Allan is married with two grown children.  He graduated from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.  After graduation, he taught junior high science and math for three years.  A resident of Cheyenne for the past 44 years.  He is currently retired.  In the 38 years of his professional career, he worked in the State Engineer’s Office and the last 19 years as the Administrator of the State Board of Control Division of that office His work experience is in water rights, water law and Wyoming water issues. Allan has held many church positions over the last 14 years and currently serves as elder and on the worship committee.  He enjoys walking, yard work, playing guitar, writing music, and Tae Know Do. QUOTE: “I hope my experience in water issues can aid the Board of Public Utilities in securing safe and reliable new sources of water for our growing community.”