Douglas businesswoman to fill UW board of trustees vacancy

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Trice Megginson

Gov. Matt Mead appointed Macey Moore, a Douglas realty firm owner, to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday after former trustee Larry Gubbels resigned for health reasons.

UW Board of Trustees President John MacPherson said he was looking forward to working with Moore.

“I think I speak for the whole board when I say we’re excited to have her join the board,” MacPherson said. “Given her background and divergent experiences, I’m sure she’ll be a great addition.”

He said he was also in the process of drafting a resolution of appreciation for Gubbels to recognize the former trustee’s numerous contributions to the board.

After graduating from UW in 1999 with a degree in finance, Moore worked for 12 years in corporate finance with Accenture before obtaining a Wyoming real estate license, according to a UW news release.

The Converse County businesswoman and her husband, Keith, own the Round Rock Ranch, a working cattle and sheep ranch, as well as RE/MAX Horizon Realty. They also renovated and own the Historic LaBonte Hotel.

“I am honored to be appointed to this position and ready to get started working with the University of Wyoming,” Moore says in a news release. “My time at the university, as a student, prepared me for my future in business. I look forward to giving back through this role and doing everything I can to help the next generation of students be successful.”

Before being appointed as a trustee, Moore served on Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas Advisory Committee, the Douglas Master Planning Committee and the Douglas Board of Realtors.

Moore’s term runs through Feb. 28, 2019.

“I felt it was important to appoint another person from Converse County to fill Larry’s seat, and I’m pleased Macey agreed to serve,” Mead says. “She is a UW graduate, an accomplished entrepreneur and has strong ties to her community and Wyoming.”

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