Governor Gary R. Herbert took office in 2009 as Utah’s 17th Governor.
Governor Herbert was born and raised in Utah County, where he would eventually serve as a County Commissioner for 14 years. He attended Brigham Young University, served six years in the Utah National Guard (from 1970-1976), and started a successful real estate brokerage and development company, Herbert and Associates Incorporated. He served as the past president of the Utah Association of Realtors and the past president of the Utah Association of Counties. Governor Herbert has also served as chair of both the Western Governors Association and the National Governors Association. He currently serves as the national president for the Council of State Governments. Prior to becoming governor, he served as Utah’s lieutenant governor for five years.
Governor Herbert is most proud of his roles as husband, father, and grandfather.