Salt Lake Chamber issues the following statement on the passing of Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 2, 2018) – Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement regarding the passing of Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

“Utah, and in fact the world, has lost an icon, a generous champion and example to all businesses, communities and individuals. Jon and Karen Huntsman, with their commitment to Utah, have been a stimulus to many families, businesses and corporations that make our State their home. Their compassion and care has given people the confidence and determination to succeed. Their generosity has lifted the needy, blessed the sick and inspired us all. Jon was a true beacon on the hill, and his passing is a loss to so many of us that called him a friend. Jon wasn’t only a Giant in our City, he was a Giant to all mankind.”

In 2005, Jon M. Huntsman Sr. was awarded the Salt Lake Chamber “Giant in Our City” award, for his exceptional and distinguished public service and extraordinary professional achievement.

Jon M. Huntsman Sr. died Friday, February 2, 2018, at the age of 80.