Wyoming State
Treasurer's Office

The Treasurer’s Responsibilities

As Treasurer, Mark Gordon’s principal duty is to safeguard and invest all the funds of the state. Mr. Gordon was first elected to the position in 2014 but served for two years prior to that completing the term of Joe Meyer who passed away in office.

Wyoming's Treasurer serves as administrator for several programs including Wyoming Unclaimed Property and the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Asset Reserve (WYO-STAR), a pooled investment vehicle for local governments. The Treasurer serves on eight other boards and commissions including the State Loan and Investment Board, Board of Land Commissioners, and Board of Deposits among others. The Treasurer also serves on the boards of the Wyoming Community Development Authority and Wyoming Retirement System.

Before becoming Treasurer, Treasurer Gordon served as a Class B Director on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; as a Trustee of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust; as a member and chair of the Environmental Quality Council; as a trustee of Johnson County School District 1 K-12, and other community boards. Nationally, he was elected in 2013 as Western Regional Vice President and has served on the Banking and Pension subcommittees of the National Association of State Treasurers. Treasurer Gordon has received accolades for the third year in a row as he was named in the Top 100 Most Significant and Impactful Asset Owners and Public Executives of 2015. This is a worldwide recognition awarded by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

Mr. Gordon has had businesses on the main streets of Buffalo and Sheridan and worked for the oil and gas industry. He serves on the boards of Volunteers of America, the Ucross Foundation, and the Willow Park Reservoir Company. He grew up on a ranch west of Kaycee. He and his wife Jennie still own and run ranches in Johnson County. Together they have four grown children: two sons and two daughters.

Mr. Gordon graduated from Middlebury College in 1979 with a BA in History. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting, climbing, rodeo, skiing, and kayaking. His experience reaches to agriculture, mineral and business development, tourism, recreation, and politics.

Patricia O’Brien Arp, Ph.D.
Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer

Pat Arp is the Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer. She currently serves in this capacity for State Treasurer Mark Gordon. Prior to joining the State Treasurer’s Office in April 2015, Dr. Arp was the Deputy Secretary of State for 20 years; having served terms with former Secretaries of State Max Maxfield, Joseph B. Meyer and Diana J. Ohman. From 1991 through 1994, Dr. Arp was the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Wyoming Department of Education. Pat has a diverse background as evidenced by the fact that earlier in her career she was a high school biology, chemistry and physics teacher in Connecticut and a child protection social worker and a juvenile probation officer in northeast Wyoming. She was also the Northeast administrator(Campbell, Crook and Weston counties) for the Department of Family Services (formerly referred to as D-PASS).

Dr. Arp received her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, her Master’s Degree from Penn State and her Bachelor’s Degree from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. She is a lifelong learner holding a current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is also certified as a Life Coach.

A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Arp migrated to Wyoming in her mid-twenties. She has lived in Wyoming for close to 40 years. She is married to Circuit Court Judge Randy Arp.

Patrick Fleming
Chief Investment Officer

Patrick Fleming is the Chief Investment Officer for the Wyoming State Treasurer's Office and is responsible for managing the State’s 19.5 billion dollars in non-pension assets. Mr. Fleming spent 30 years working primarily in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and New York specializing in domestic and global bond markets, equities and commodities. Mr. Fleming is a former CEO of a 77 year old investment firm in New York. He also taught corporate finance, investment management and energy trading and hedging to MBA and undergraduate students at the University of Wyoming. Mr. Fleming holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.