Gary Herbert was sworn in as Utah’s 17th governor on August 11, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 7, 2013. He currently serves at the NGA vice chair.
As governor, Herbert is focused on four cornerstones to strengthen Utah’s economy: education, energy, jobs, and the ability of the state to solve its own problems. His unwavering focus on economic development includes attracting businesses and investment to the state while helping homegrown businesses flourish.
Prior to becoming governor, Herbert served as lieutenant governor for five years. In 1990, he was appointed to the Utah County Commission.
Herbert attended Brigham Young University. Herbert and his wife, Jeanette, are the proud parents of six children and 16 grandchildren.