The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new committee members for the 2024 celebration.
Following Grounds Chairman Wally Reiman is Doug Finch. Finch is the Chief Executive Officer at Finch Enterprises, Inc. He has volunteered on the CFD Grounds Committee for 17 years and was inducted into the HEELS Organization in 2017. Finch has also served on the Cheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors for 4 years.
Byron Mathews will be replacing Brian Rico as Operations Chairman. Mathews is the State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety. He previously worked with Cheyenne Fire Rescue for 24 years, serving as a firefighter through the ranks of Division Chief. Mathews has been involved with CFD for 20 years with the Parades Motorized Division.
Following Mike Smith as Public Relations Chairman is Shellie Hardsocg. She is a special educator at Laramie County School District #1. Hardsocg has been a volunteer on the Public Relations Committee since 1993 and has been a committee lead for 9 years. She was nominated PR Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and inducted into the HEELS in 2013.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has already begun the planning process for the 128th Cheyenne Frontier Days.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new committee members for the 2023 celebration.
Following Concessions Chairman Brad Westby is Woody Acord. Acord is a Senior IT Analyst; and has a BS degree in Management. He has volunteered on the CFD Concessions Committee for 23 years and was voted Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Acord was inducted into the HEELS in 2012.
Following Col. Deane R. Konowicz as Military Chairman is Col. John F. Hundley. He is currently a Vice Commander at the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Hundley has two MS degrees and a BS degree in criminal justice. Col. Hundley has also served on the CFD Military Committee.
Following Ruthanne Hubbard as Parades Chairman is James Van Cise. He has spent 17 years as a Facilities Manager of the U.S.A.F. Base Hospital and Laramie County Library Systems. Van Cise has been a CFD Parades Volunteer for 24 years and he has been a Lead Assistant for 5 years.
Following Chad Mathews as Rodeo Chairman is Jason Bain. He is the Owner at KLC Automotive Equipment. Bain has been a volunteer on the Rodeo Committee since 2008 where he has been a Committee Lead for 5 years. He was selected as Rodeo Committee Volunteer of the Year in 2015 and inducted into the HEELS in 2018.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has begun the planning process for 2023 by reviewing the results of the 2022 event.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors has named John Contos as the next General Chairman. In this role, he will lead the General Committee in producing the 127th annual celebration. Contos replaces outgoing General Chairman Jimmy Dean Siler.
Contos retired from Laramie County School District #1 as an Administrator of Health, Physical Education, and Safe & Drug Free Schools & Communities. Prior to that, he served as a Physical/Health Education Instructor at Laramie County School District #1. Contos attended the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Masters degree.
Contos has been a CFD Volunteer for 39 years; he joined the HEELS organization in 1998; and was a CFD Public Relations Chairman. Contos was a CFD Board Member from 2016 – 2021 where he was: Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and Board President in 2018.
Contos will begin preparation for the 127th annual celebration by meeting with the General Committee to review the 2022 show and plan for improvements for the next year.
Contos said, “I am honored, excited and humbled to be selected as the next General Chairman of the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Western Celebration!”
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named a new Contract Acts Committee Chair.
The new Contract Acts Chairman is Scott Lewis. He has been a CFD volunteer since 1998. Lewis has served on the Contract Acts committee as an assistant and a lead, and he was inducted into the HEELS organization five years ago.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has already begun planning for the 126th Daddy of ‘em All.
CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) General Committee has named its new Grounds Committee Chair.
The new Grounds Chairman is Wally Reiman. He is a long time CFD volunteer, and he has served 36 years on the Grounds Committee, and was inducted into the HEELS organization 28 years ago.
Reiman brings a wealth of knowledge to the Grounds Committee and Frontier Park. He is a local general contractor and Executive VP at Reiman Corp. He was President of Associated General Contractors of Wyoming (formerly known as the Wyoming Contractors Association) and he is a past winner of the Contractor of the Year.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee has already begun planning for the 125th Daddy of ‘em All.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Board of Directors has named Jimmy Dean Siler as the next General Chairman. In this role, he will lead the General Committee in their efforts to produce the 123rd annual celebration. Siler replaces outgoing General Chairman Bill Berg.
Siler is retired from the Wyoming Livestock Board Criminal Investigation Division and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations. Prior to that, he served and retired from the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Siler attended the Air Force Community College, Okaloosa-Walton Junior College and the University of Maryland.
Siler has served as Law Enforcement Administrator with the Wyoming Livestock Board, President of the Laramie County Peace Officer’s Association, Commissioner of the Wyoming Public Safety Communications Commission, and Commissioner of the Wyoming Bond Commission. He has been a CFD Volunteer for over 25 years, was the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parades Chairman 2013 – 2015 and a member of the HEELS organization.
Siler will begin preparation for the 123rd annual celebration by meeting with the General Committee to review the 2018 show and plan for improvements for the next year.
Siler said, “It is an honor and privilege to be given the opportunity to work with the finest group of volunteers, staff and community citizens in the great state of Wyoming. I feel like I was a draft choice on the greatest team ever assembled.”