Governor Matt Mead has appointed Amber Pollock of Casper to the ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) Executive Council, fulfilling his commitment to giving greater representation to Wyoming’s youth and young workforce.
Pollock, along with her family, owns and operates Backwards Distilling Company in Mills, Wyo. She serves as Vice Chair of the Casper Area Economic Development Association and on the Board of Directors of the American Craft Spirits Association. She is the immediate past president of the Wyoming Distillers Guild. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Wyoming.
“At the ENGAGE (Empowering the Next Generations to Advance and Grow the Economy) Conference in June, I announced I would fill the vacant ENDOW Executive Council seat with someone from Wyoming’s younger generations. ENDOW is tasked with setting forth a 20-year plan and it is vital we give our future leaders a seat at the table,” Governor Mead said. “Amber is an example of a young person working hard and being successful right here in Wyoming. Her intelligence, vision and unique viewpoint will be an asset to the ENDOW Council. Amber’s optimism and drive to make Wyoming a better place makes her well suited to hit the ground running. I am confident she will represent the ideals of ENGAGE well.”
In response to her appointment, Pollock said, “What an honor to be selected to join the ENDOW Executive Council. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to contribute my perspective as a young business person in a young industry as the council continues to build on the impressive work the existing members have delivered. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as a connector between the ENDOW and ENGAGE Councils to ensure the vision young people have for Wyoming is represented in ENDOW’s initiatives.”