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 Representative and most recently U.S. Ambassador to China.
Twice elected as Utah's Governor, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state's 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 nineteen states throughout the region.
Huntsman most recently ran as a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination until leaving the race in January 2012.
He currently 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. In addition he serves as the chairman of The Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
He is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and has seven honorary doctorate degrees.