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, jobs, 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 Chair of the National Governors Association, where his chair’s initiative focuses on highlighting state-based solutions while enhancing a collaborative state-federal partnership.
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, Mr. Herbert was appointed to the Utah County Commission and concluded his service in 2004.
Governor Herbert and his wife, Jeanette, are the proud parents of six children and 16 grandchildren.