CHEYENNE, Wyo.- (Oct. 1, 2020) The Wyoming Congressional Award Council announced Sarah Compton as the program's new executive director.
Compton started on Sept. 15, replacing Tobi Cates, who took a senior manager position at Maximus.
"On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I want to welcome Sarah Compton to her position as the executive director of the Wyoming Congressional Award Council," said Pat Thomas, the chairman of the board. "Sarah is uniquely qualified for her role to lead the youth of Wyoming in achieving their goals. We look forward to her leadership in helping to build great members of our communities and future leaders throughout Wyoming. We also want to thank Tobi for her hard work on behalf of the Congressional Awards and wish her the best in her new position."
"The Wyoming Congressional Award is a great program that helps develop community-minded young adults," Compton said. "I can't wait to be a part of the adventure of moving the program forward."
"I believe with all my heart that people and communities can be changed by simple actions and feel strongly that the Congressional Award is a program that furthers that," she said.
Compton added that she would like to see the program grow to include every county in Wyoming.
Before coming to the Wyoming Congressional Award Council, Compton worked at STRIDE Learning Center in Cheyenne, focusing on a diverse workload that included fundraising and compliance. She has four children, two grown and two teens still at home. She enjoys live music, participating in local theatre productions and serving on the Friday Food Bag Foundation Board.