Laramie, Wy – The executive director of a leading Wyoming nonprofit group is retiring.
Tom Throop has headed the Equality State Policy Center since 1998. He says he's stepping down to spend more time with his elderly parents and to travel with his wife.
The center's chairwoman, Sarah Gorin, says Throop's organizational skills brought the group into a high-profile position as Wyoming's "good government watchdog."
Throop's replacement is Dan Neal of Casper, the former editor of the Casper Star-Tribune and a member of state Senator Cale Case's congressional campaign last year.
Neal most recently worked for Citizens for Real Insurance Reform, a group that opposed two constitutional amendments addressing changes to the state's legal system.
The Equality State Policy Center is supported by 23 member organizations, including labor unions, teachers, trial lawyers, state employees, conservation groups and civil rights advocates.