Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. Presidents in critical roles around the world including Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador and most recently U.S. Ambassador to China.
Twice elected as Utah's Governor, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the states rainy day fund and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure Utah was named the best managed state in America and best state in which to do business.
Recognized by others for his service, Huntsman was elected as chairman of the Western Governors Association, serving 19 states throughout the region.
Huntsman ran as a candidate for the 2013 Republican Presidential nomination. He now serves as
co-chair, along with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, of No Labels, a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.
He also serves on the board of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, The University of Pennsylvania, as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute and as a Trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation and as Chairman of The Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and has seven honorary doctorate degrees.