Wyoming Secretary of State

Biography

Proud parents and grandparents, Secretary Maxfield and wife Gayla with the family.

Max Maxfield was elected Wyoming Secretary of State in 2006. As Secretary of State, he also serves in the capacity of Lieutenant Governor.

Secretary Maxfield’s career in public service has spanned nonprofit, public, and private sectors. He directed nonprofit organizations for 23 years. Then, he directed two cabinet level State departments: the Wyoming Recreation Commission (1987-1989) and the Wyoming Department of Commerce (1989-1994). He also served as Wyoming’s 18th elected State Auditor (1999-2007).

Secretary Maxfield is a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA). He currently serves on the NASS Elections Committee; the NASS Voter Participation Committee; the NASS Business Services Committee; the NASS Company Formation Task Force; and serves as co-chair of the NASS Securities Committee.

As Secretary of State, Maxfield serves on the State Loan and Investment Board, the State Building Commission, and the Board of Land Commissioners. He is also chairman of the State Elections Canvassing Board.

Maxfield is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, a Hospice Board member, a Wyoming Industrial Development Corporation member, a Frontier Certified Development Company member, and President of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board of Directors.

Max believes in “giving back” and has an extensive history as an active community volunteer. He has served as President of Laramie County United Way, Crime Stoppers, Blue Envelope Health Fund, and the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association. He has also served as a board member of the Wyoming Congressional Youth Awards, Special Olympics, Wyoming Children’s Society, and the High Desert Riders.

Maxfield is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cheyenne. He is a certified lay leader and a Stephen Minister.

Max and his wife, Gayla, have three grown children and three grandchildren.

One of Secretary Maxfield’s passions is Golden Retrievers. Other hobbis of Maxfield's include spending time with his family, camping, traveling, and golfing (albeit poorly!). He is a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

About his position, Maxfield says, “Serving as Wyoming Secretary of State has been a long time dream. I am honored and humbled that my dream has come true!”