2019-07-15 National Governors Association

Governors, Business and Philanthropic Leaders to Share Policy Innovations in Salt Lake City

More Than 27 Governors Expected at National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Utah Later This Month

More than 27 of the nation’s governors are expected to join leaders from businesses, philanthropic organizations and government agencies in Utah later this month for discussions on building and modernizing infrastructure, roadway safety, developing a cybersecurity workforce and other topics of interest to state leaders.

The National Governors Association (NGA) is hosting its Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City July 24-26.

During the meeting, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, the outgoing NGA chair, will wrap up his yearlong Chair’s Initiative, Good Jobs for All Americans, with a discussion with Malcolm Frank, president of Cognizant Digital Business and Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation. Incoming NGA Chair and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will be joined by Thomas F. Farrell, II, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Energy; Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA); Shigeru Hayakawa, vice chair, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and vice chairman of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corp.; and Bill Calhoun, vice chairman of Clark Construction Group LLC, in announcing his initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success.

Other scheduled speakers include Cindy McCain of The McCain Institute, who will join Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for a discussion of strategies to combat human trafficking. Grant Baldwin, director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Brian Barnard, senior advisor to the secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation; and Helen Witty, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), will lead the most comprehensive discussion of roadway safety among governors in decades.

The Summer Meeting is one of two annual convenings of governors held by the National Governors Association, which represents all 55 leaders of states and territories.

More information about the Summer Meeting, including a draft agenda, can be found here: https://www.nga.org/sm2019general/. Sessions will be held at The Grand America Hotel, 555 Main St. in Salt Lake City. For questions or to register, members of the media should contact James Nash at 202-624-3568 or email jnash@nga.org.

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National Governors Association

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 55 governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, address issues of national and state interest and share innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.