About Gary R. Herbert
Governor Gary Richard Herbert has led Utah's recovery from the Great Recession to a position of national economic prominence. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.
The Governor is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah's economy: education, economic development, energy, and self-determination. As a result, Utah has become a premier destination for business, jobs, and an unsurpassed quality of life.
The Governor currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), and will chair the organization in 2015-2016.
As Utah's 17th Governor, he took the Oath of Office on August 11, 2009. Prior to becoming the state's chief executive, Governor Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor for five years. In 1990, the Governor was appointed to the Utah County Commission.
Governor Herbert and his wife, Jeanette, are the proud parents of six children and 15 grandchildren.