Local Roots. Strong Values
The Bailey & Bath Families moved to Fremont County in the early 1940’s, farming west of Riverton in the newly opened irrigation projects. Mike’s mother Jannet Bath met Ron Bailey while they both attended Riverton High School. Ron Bailey started working in the service station business during the 1950’s in Riverton Wyoming. Jannet and Ron were married after high school and after Ron served in the United States Air Force, they returned home in 1960 and leased a two-bay service station on Main Street in Riverton next to the Post Office. Ron later went on to manage the then-brand new V-1 Service Station on North Federal Blvd. In 1965 Ron purchased a facility on South Federal Blvd., which in 1967 would become the home offices of Bailey Enterprises Incorporated.
Through the years, Bailey Enterprises, Inc. has grown to include Bailey Oil Company (a distributor of bulk fuels and lubricants throughout Wyoming and surrounding states), seven Pit Stop Convenience Stores, two Bailey Tire and Auto Service Centers, three Bailey Oil Fuel Depot Unattended Card Locks, the SpeedWay Café, Priceless Car Rental, Central Wyoming Transportation (a dedicated hazardous materials carrier). Bailey Enterprises, Inc. has over 130 full-time employees throughout Wyoming.
Businessman. Experience. Leadership.
Michael V. (Mike) Bailey entered the family business as a full-service island attendant at the age of 12 years old and has worked full time in the business since 1976. Mike worked his way through almost every position in the company, learning and moving up the ladder until he became President and CEO in 2002 when Ron retired.
Mike is a hands-on business owner working in every aspect of the businesses. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with HazMat, tanker, dual/triple and air brake endorsements. When working at Bailey Oil Company, the Convenience stores, Tire stores or pouring coffee at the Café, Mike proudly wears the company’s uniform along with his employees. Mike is also a founding member/Board member of Kairos Communications LLC and Genuine Meats LLC.
Mike graduated from Riverton High School in 1978 and from Central Wyoming College in 1980, earning an AA degree in Business Management.
Leadership. Community Involvement. Service.
Mike has always felt it is extremely important to be active and serve the local community.
Mike was elected to The Riverton City Council for Ward 3 in November of 2014 and reelected in 2018, was sworn into office on January 6, 2015 and then Elected as City Council President in 2017. Mike was also re-elected as Fremont County Republican Ward 3 Precinct Committeeman.
He is currently a member of the Riverton Rotary Club and the Chairman of the Riverton Police Foundation. Mike has also served as SageWest Hospital Board Chairman, Vice Chairman of City of Riverton Planning Commission, Past President of the Leadership Fremont County Board, Past President of the Riverton Business Leadership Network, Past President of the Sertoma Club(now REACH), and Past President of the Riverton Kiwanis Club.
Mike was the 2016 Chairman and has served as Past Vice Chairman, Western Regional Chairman and member of Board of Directors in the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA). Mike is currently Chairman of the Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Board of Trustees and member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association having served as President in the two-state Association. Mike has been, is a founding member of the Wyoming Petroleum Marketers PAC. He also has served on the Wyoming Trucking Association Council of Safety Supervisors, the Sinclair Oil Corporations Executive Distributor Council and the Pinnacle corporations Fuel Advisory Board.
Recently, Mike presented at the Pacific Region Fuel Tax Administrators Conference representing fuel retailers and distributors. He has been instrumental in assisting the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Storage Tank Program development and implementation of the Operator Training Regulations and testing program. Mike has assisted in regulatory revisions and helped develop the International Code Council (ICC) test questions.
First and foremost, Mike has always actively participated in political events and stayed abreast of legislative activities at the Local, State and federal level. Mike has developed personal relationships with all state representatives and state senators in the region and routinely assists with legislative panels and committees.
Mike is married to June (Osborne) Bailey. They live in Riverton and are both life-long residents of Fremont County and Wyoming. Together Mike and June have nine children and fifteen grandchildren.