WyoLottoTM officials announced the appointment of Jim Willox as the newest member of the 2017 Board of Directors. The Board consists of up to nine members who oversee the Wyoming Lottery Corporation, with each member appointed by the Governor.
“I am pleased Jim Willox accepted the appointment to the Lottery Board,” said Governor Mead. “Jim is a businessman. He has been a Converse County Commissioner for over ten years and has served on a number of boards and commissions. His experience will serve the Lottery Board well.”
WyoLotto CEO Jon Clontz added to the Governor’s sentiment. “Jim is already a great addition to the board, bringing local community perspective and thought leadership to add to the expertise and energy we have with our board. Governor Matt Mead did a great job selecting this addition,” said Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.
Jim Willox is a fourth generation Converse County resident. He was raised on his family ranch south of Douglas. In 2001, the family decided to sell the ranch and move into Douglas.
“Wyoming is my home, and getting to be an active member of this board is an honor and one that excites me very much,” Willox said.
Willox graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Agricultural Business.
He has previously served as an officer of the Converse County Stockgrowers, Douglas Moose Lodge and the Douglas Board of Realtors. He was also an active member of the Wyoming Republican Party, in which he served in several positions, culminating as State Chairman from 2003 to 2005.
He was sworn in as a Converse County Commissioner in January of 2007, and has been active and engaged in many local issues while a commissioner. As a member of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association, he served as Chairman of the WCCA Transportation Committee for 6 years before being elected Treasurer of the WCCA in December 2016.
Willox is also active in other realms of his community, including his involvement with the Wyoming High School Activities Association as a basketball official for 15 years and as a USA wrestling official for 10 years.
Jim and his wife, Tione, have two sons, Bo, who lives and works in Douglas, and James is a junior at the University of Wyoming.
The Board of Directors for the Wyoming Lottery Corporation are:
- Sandi Chitwood, Chairman
- Gerry Marburger, Treasurer
- Dave Bonner, Secretary
- Gina Monk
- Mary Throne
- Ross Newman
- Jim Whalen
- Jim Willox
- Sandra Wallop
For more information about Wyoming Lottery Corporation and the Board of Directors, visit wyolotto.com.