Tony Young, Past Chief Information Officer ~ 2016-2019
Mr. Tony Young was selected as the State Chief Information Officer by Governor Mead in September 2016. Mr. Young most recently served as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff collaborating with State agencies and providing strategic leadership.
Prior to serving in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Young was the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office by then U.S. Attorney David D. Freudenthal in September 1998. Mr. Young was retained in that position by U.S. Attorney Matthew H. Mead in October 2001 and again by U.S. Attorney Kelly H. Rankin in June 2008. Prior to working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Young was a Special Agent with the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Investigation, assigned as the Supervisor of the Major Investigation Team and the Major Case Unit, which specialized in the investigation and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations linking drugs to Wyoming.
Additionally, Mr. Young was the State of Wyoming’s first certified forensic computer investigator and has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of computer crime, Internet crime, Identity Crime and child exploitation through the use of computers and the Internet. Mr. Young has been certified as an expert witness on drug trafficking and computer crimes in District Courts throughout Wyoming and Federal Courts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, Arizona, California, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and Washington. Mr. Young has been called upon to testify to legislative committees and subcommittees for the passage of stricter laws to protect children. Mr. Young is certified both as a professional peace officer and a professional peace officer instructor. His education in Criminal Justice was earned at Boise State University.