Marilyn S. Kite was appointed by Governor Jim Geringer to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Richard Macy. Justice Kite was sworn into office June 2, 2000. She received her B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1970 with Honors and her J.D. from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1974. Prior to her appointment to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Justice Kite served as Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming from 1974 through 1978. She entered private practice when she joined the law firm of Holland & Hart in 1979, and she was a Partner in the Jackson Office until her appointment to the Wyoming Supreme Court. She was appointed as Chief Justice on July 1, 2010.