SALT LAKE CITY — Former Gov. Jon Huntsman has been elected as board chairman for the state’s World Trade Center, a nonprofit partner of state government charged with promoting Utah’s economy and businesses around the globe, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
The prominent politician, former U.S. ambassador and business executive will replace Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson, who has served in that position for 12 years, a center spokeswoman said Thursday.
Newly inaugurated Utah Gov. Spencer Cox praised Huntsman, who lost to Cox in June’s Republican gubernatorial primary, for taking the high-profile trade job. Cox said his former rival’s guidance of the agency would benefit residents across Utah and the state’s interests abroad.
“I am grateful that Ambassador Huntsman has once again responded to the call to serve,” he said in a news release. “His service in this important role on ‘Team Utah’ will ensure that our global engagement is a means to an end in accelerating growth for Utah businesses and providing economic opportunity for families and individuals across the state.”
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