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Governor Gary R. Herbert

State of Utah


Governor Gary R. Herbert

Gary R. Herbert is Utah's 17th Governor. Prior to becoming Governor he served as Lieutenant Governor for nearly five years and Utah County Commissioner for 14 years.

Under Governor Herbert's leadership, Utah has been recognized as one of the "Best Managed States" and "Most Fiscally Fit" states. Utah has also been declared the "Best State for Business and Careers" by Forbes magazine. The Governor currently serves as the Chair of the Economic Development and Commerce (EDC) Committee of the National Governors Association.

Governor Herbert met his wife, Jeanette Snelson, while attending Brigham Young University. Shortly after their marriage, the Governor joined the Utah National Guard and served for six years. After his military service, the Governor founded Herbert & Associates Realtors. He and Jeanette also began a child care service, The Kids Connection, which they operated for 23 years. The Herberts have six children.
 


Article | September 5, 2017
Six Reasons Companies Find Big Success in Utah   

By: Governor Gary R. Herbert

Who couldn't resist Utah’s business environment: excitingly predictable while allowing innovative businesses to thrive? Factors to consider.


Article | September 16, 2013
Utah’s Cluster Strategy Weaves Quality of Collaboration with Quality of Life   

By: Governor Gary R. Herbert

Learn how Utah's public and private sectors are working to realize the goal for Utah to be globally recognized as the premier place to do business.


Article | July 19, 2011
Post Performance Incentives Grow Utah   

By: Governor Gary R. Herbert

During the recent past, companies like Adobe, Oracle and ITT have found a healthy home in Utah—and it hasn’t been by accident. Many companies...more >>


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