Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. is a prominent politician, diplomat and businessman, whose distinguished record of public service includes two terms as Governor of Utah (2005-2009), and service as U.S. Ambassador to China (2009 – 2011) and to Singapore (1992 – 1993). In addition, he served as Deputy United States trade representative (2001-2003), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asia and the Pacific (1990 -1992), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Trade Development Bureau (1989-1990). He began his career in public service as a White House Staff Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
Ambassador Huntsman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including eleven Honorary Doctorates from various universities and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (2008).