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Chris Merrill — Executive Director

Chris joined the Equality State Policy Center as executive director in 2018. He was previously the associate director and communications director of the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a Wyoming-based conservation organization. Prior to that Chris was an award-winning journalist with the Casper Star-Tribune and the Idaho State Journal. He also lived and worked in Ecuador, Bolivia, and South Korea, where he taught English. Chris has a master’s degree in English and an undergraduate degree in political science, with an emphasis on economics. He lives in Laramie with his wife and two children.