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Randall Luthi named new policy director with Governor’s Office

Randall Luthi. (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Governor's Office.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon is announcing a change to his leadership team, naming Randall Luthi as policy director. He takes over for Renny MacKay, who resigned to accept a position in the private sector. 

An attorney, rancher and former speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives from the northwestern Wyoming town of Freedom, Luthi has served as the governor’s chief energy advisor since 2019. In that role he helped develop Gordon’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, including the development of HB200, a first-of-its-kind measure to require lower CO2 emissions from power plants through the use of carbon capture technology.

“Randall has played a key role in my leadership team since the beginning of my administration, and his experience and leadership will continue to be valuable in his new role,” Gordon said. “I also want to express my gratitude to Renny for his years of service to our office and the people of Wyoming.” 

“It is an honor and a true privilege to be able to work with Gov. Gordon and his top-notch staff in a different capacity,” Luthi said. “Renny set a high bar and established a great foundation for developing and promoting policies that benefit Wyoming people and grow her economy. I look forward to working with the legislature and interested parties to continue advancing the Governor’s policies.”  

Luthi previously served as president of the National Ocean Industries Association, a membership association representing all facets of the domestic offshore energy industry. He has also worked at the Department of the Interior, serving as director of the Minerals Management Service and deputy director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Service.