Mike Sullivan was twice elected governor of Wyoming, serving from 1987 until 1995. He entered office amid growing unemployment and falling oil and gas prices, forcing him to cut state jobs and reduce salaries. The Democratic governor encouraged diversifying the states economy and supported the energy sector while working to avoid compromising Wyomings environment. Sullivan served as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 1998 to 2001 under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and helped sustain the Northern Ireland peace accord. He practiced law in Casper with Brown, Drew, Massey & Sullivan from 1961 until he was elected governor. Sullivan retired in 2016 as a partner of Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons LLP, which had offices in Casper and Denver.
Neal Lipschutz is deputy editor in chief for The Wall Street Journal, where he helps oversee the newspapers global news operation. Previously, Neal was standards and ethics editor for The Journal. He joined Dow Jones & Co., the newspapers parent company, in 1982 as a national copy reader for Dow Jones Capital Markets Report. He held a series of news management positions of increasing responsibility at Dow Jones Newswires and was named managing editor for Newswires in 2005. He served as the top editor of Dow Jones Newswires until becoming standards editor.
Noreen Gillespie is deputy managing editor for U.S. News at The Associated Press. She oversees a team of journalists based in all 50 states covering breaking news, politics and policy, and special topics. She began her career as a legislative reporter in Hartford, Connecticut, and has been an editor and manager in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. She also served as deputy sports editor, overseeing college football coverage and leading the news agencys journalists at the Rio Olympics.
Lori Montgomery is deputy national editor at The Washington Post, where she helps lead the newspapers coverage of Washington, politics and the nation. She oversees coverage of the Trump administration and Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, for which the paper won a Pulitzer Prize. For years, Lori was a congressional and economic policy reporter. Before coming to The Post, she was Europe bureau chief for Knight-Ridder Newspapers, based in Berlin. She previously was Washington correspondent for the Detroit Free Press and held various roles at the Dallas Times Herald. She began her newspaper career in Boise as an intern at the Idaho Statesman.
Hayes Brown is a world news editor and senior reporter for BuzzFeed News. He currently serves alongside the World desks team of correspondents covering breaking news around the globe. He also serves as a guest host for BuzzFeeds programs AM to DM, a weekday morning talk show livestreamed on Twitter and Profile, a weekly interview show broadcast on Facebook. Previously, he was world editor at ThinkProgress, where he covered international and national security news.