General Chairman Jimmy Dean Siler

Siler is a 25-year volunteer who now oversees the 10 committees that produce Cheyenne Frontier Days. Siler is a retired Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation employee, Wyoming Livestock Board Criminal Investigation Division employee and U.S. Air Force member. He and his wife, Kim, have five children. His hobbies include horses, basketball, volleyball and softball.

Concessions Committee Chairman Brad Westby

Westby is a 17-year CFD volunteer who will oversee all activities pertaining to the carnival/midway, food and beverage concessions, exhibits and free entertainment areas at Frontier Park. He works at the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, and has five children. His hobbies include coaching football and baseball and serving the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne.

Contract Acts Committee Chairman Randy Krafft

Krafft has volunteered with CFD for nine years, and will now manage all Frontier Nights entertainment. Some Contract Acts responsibilities include contracting with artists, stage setup, sound, lights, video, artist security, concert security and artist merchandise. The committee also also operates the Buckin’ A Saloon. Krafft is an employee with the State of Wyoming Retirement System. He has one daughter, and enjoys woodworking and hunting.

Grounds Committee Chairman Jerry Moberly

As a 17-year volunteer with CFD, Moberly takes care of maintenance and repairs at Frontier Park, including electrical, plumbing, restroom and park clean-up activities. The Grounds Committee coordinates workdays and work nights for more than 2,500 volunteers and organizes First Aid Stations. This is Moberly’s first year as Grounds Committee chairman. He’s a property manager with four children who enjoys fly fishing and cooking.

Indians Committee Chairman Bob Mathews

The Indians Committee volunteers negotiate contracts for dancers, entertainers and vendors for the Indian Village, as well as maintain the village grounds at Frontier Park. The group also facilitates the activities of Miss Frontier and her Lady-in-Waiting, and produces the three free pancake breakfasts during Cheyenne Frontier Days in partnership with Cheyenne Kiwanis Club members and city personnel. This is Mathews’ second year as committee chairman. The Blue Federal Credit Union employee enjoys music, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.

Military Committee Chairman Col. Brian Rico

This is Rico’s first year as a chairman. The Military Committee organizes a number of military demonstration teams into Frontier Days events, such as the Wyoming Air National Guard, the Wyoming Army National Guard, the U.S. Army’s Artillery Half-Section and the Army’s Fort Carson Cavalry. The committee also provides Cowboy Medics during rodeo events. Rico is a member of the U.S. Air Force whose hobbies include hunting and bowling.

Parades Committee Chairman Ruthanne Hubbard

Hubbard is a first-year Parades chairwoman who oversees Cheyenne Frontier Days’ largest volunteer committee. The Parades Committee produces four Grand Parades, the rodeo grand entry and the Chuckwagon Cookoff. Hubbard, now retired, has volunteered for CFD for 26 years. She and her husband have five children. She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with her 15 grandchildren.

Public Relations Committee Chairman Mike Martin

This is Martin’s third year as Public Relations chairman. The PR Committee provides information to the general public, facilitates media events, and serves as hosts for sponsors, visiting rodeo royalty and other special guests. The chief lending officer at Blue Federal Credit Union has served as a CFD volunteer for 18 years. His hobbies include golf, biking and hiking.

Rodeo Committee Chairman Chad Mathews

This is Mathews’ first year as Rodeo Committee chairman. His committee oversees all aspects of the nine rodeo performances and slack events. Production activities range from rodeo duties to behind-the-scenes activities such as contracting with the stock contractors, announcers, bullfighters, clowns and specialty acts. The Wyoming Department of Transportation employee has been a CFD volunteers for 16 years. He has seven children, and enjoys hunting, golf, team roping and the outdoors.

Security Committee Chairman William “Buck” Reisner

The Security Committee manages the overall safety of Frontier Park. They maintain an Emergency Response Plan for the entire park and coordinate efforts with the Cheyenne Fire Rescue and Police departments, Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol and Homeland Security. Reisner is a second-year chairman of the committee. He’s a retired Wyoming Highway Patrol employee who has served CFD for 25 years. He and his wife, Koko, have two daughters and a granddaughter. His hobbies include fishing and hunting.

Tickets Committee Chairman John Svoboda

As a second-year chairman of the Tickets Committee, John Svoboda and his 350 volunteers are responsible for several aspects of guest experiences at Cheyenne Frontier Days, including ticket sales for rodeo, night show and gate admission to Frontier Park. Svoboda, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction representative, has served CFD for 23 years. His hobbies include camping, hunting and gardening. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.

Chrissy Suttles is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle's business and health reporter. She can be reached at csuttles@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3183. Follow her on Twitter at @chrissysuttles

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