Wyoming Transportation Commissioners

Susan Holmes - Chair

Holmes-web.jpgSusan Holmes, of Sheridan, represents Commission District 4, which includes Johnson, Campbell and Sheridan counties. 

She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Holmes is a retired professional civil engineer. Her 34-year engineering career included working for consultants in the private sector, and she worked in the public sector for part of her career. 

Commissioner Holmes is currently the chair of the Sheridan County Conservation District, an elected position, serving her third term. She is a member of the Sheridan County Land Trust, currently serving as president. Holmes also served on the Sheridan Heritage Center Board from 2001 to 2005.

Jon Dolezal - Vice Chair

Dolezal.jpgJon Dolezal, of Evanston, represents Commission District 3, which encompasses Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette and Teton counties. Jon is the executive vice president and chief credit officer of Uinta Bank in Evanston, Mountain View, and Rock Springs.

Dolezal was raised and graduated high school in Mountain View, Wyoming. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming. After graduating, he worked in banking in Laramie before moving back to southwest Wyoming. 

He has been involved in numerous volunteer endeavors in recent years, including serving on the Evanston Renewal Board. He is currently on the Youth Athletic Board with the Evanston Parks and Recreation, and he has coached many youth sports through the years.

Dolezal loves spending time outdoors and enjoying our beautiful state. Some of his favorite activities include camping, hunting, snow machining, golfing, and fly fishing with his wife and his two sons.

Patrick Crank

Patrick Crank, of Cheyenne, represents Commission District 1, which includes Goshen, Platte and Laramie counties. He is currently a private practice attorney in Cheyenne.

Crank graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in accounting in 1982 and from the University Of Wyoming College Of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1985.

Commissioner Crank has previously served as Assistant Wyoming Attorney General, Assistant District Attorney for Natrona County, and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming. In 2002, Crank was appointed to be the Wyoming Attorney General, where he supervised approximately 70 attorneys. Crank left the Wyoming Attorney General’s office in 2007 and entered in to private practice.

In his free time, Crank enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as hunting and other outdoor activities.

Mark Hughes

Hughes Portrait-web.jpgMark Hughes, of Sundance, represents Commission District 6, which includes Crook, Niobrara and Weston counties. 

He lives in Sundance, Wyoming. After graduating from Sundance High School, he went on to the University of Wyoming where he graduated from the College of Law.

Today, Hughes is an attorney who works in private practice with companies and individuals in cases involving divorce, litigation, real estate planning and easement and power-line condemnation matters.

Commissioner Hughes is a former chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party, a position he held for four years and also served as treasurer. He is also a current member of the Rotary Club in Crook County. Other boards on which Mr. Hughes has served are the Crook County Hospital Board, Crook County Library Board, and the Devils Tower National History Association Board. 

Jim Willox

Jim Willox of Douglas represents Commission District 7, which includes Converse, Natrona and Fremont Counties.

Jim is a Converse County native and graduated from Douglas High School and then the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economics.

Raised on a ranch south of Douglas he “moved to town” in 2001.

Jim has been serving as a Converse County Commissioner since January 2007 and has been involved in transportation issues since his election.

He previously served as an officer, then President, of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and has represented the Association at the state and national level.

He has also been a high school basketball official for the past 22 years.

Jim and his wife Tione are small business owners in real estate. They have several properties in Douglas and Casper and operate T&J Maxi Storage in Douglas.

Micheal Baker

Mike Baker was born and raised in Powell, Wyoming where he attended elementary, middle and high school, graduating in 1972. He continued his education at Northwest College. During his first year of college, a family friend and neighbor tragically lost his life, and his neighbor's farm east of Powell was available and needed management. Mike took on that responsibility.

Within the next two years, he had married his high school sweetheart (Phyllis) and bought the farm that they were leasing. After five years there, they decided a change of location was in order, and they sold the original farm and moved to Thermopolis and purchased a small farm. They got the opportunity to lease additional acreage and seven years later added additional land to their farm and land holdings. They have added livestock to their operation in the last 10 years. Mike and Phyllis have been farming and ranching now for 50 years.

Mike served as a member of the Wyoming State House of Representatives for six terms representing House District 28, which includes Hot Springs County and portions of Washakie and Big Horn Counties.

Mike was appointed to serve the last year of an unexpired term of a Hot Springs County Commissioner in 2010 and was subsequently elected and serve one full term as a Commission member, where he was Chairman in 2013.

Mike has served over 30 years on the Lucerne Pumping Plant Canal Company board and is currently chairman of the board of that irrigation district. He was appointed to the Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Board where he served for six years. He has been a member of the Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce board, both Park and Hot Springs County Farm Bureau Boards and has held many positions with both the county and state Republican Party. Mike is a lay minister for the Thermopolis Church of Christ where Mike and Phyllis have attended for the last 45 years.

Mike enjoys outdoors activities, training and hunting with bird dogs, and fishing when he finds time and reloading for and shooting firearms of all kinds.

Brandt Lyman

Brandt Lyman, of Rock Springs, represents Commission District 2, which includes Albany, Carbon, and Sweetwater Counties. Brandt is the Principal Engineer for Western-EGI, a general civil and geotechnical engineering firm.

Lyman graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. In 2008, Lyman obtained his Professional Engineering License from the State of Wyoming. He is also a Certified Weld Inspector, and has been responsible for the civil engineering of several projects across southwest Wyoming. 

Commissioner Lyman is a member of the Wyoming Engineering Society, President of the Southwest Chapter of the Wyoming Society of Professional Engineers, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the American Concrete Institute. He is also active in the Rock Springs community and has served on the Rock Springs Museum Board and volunteered with the Urban Renewal Agency and Events Center.