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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.
Next month, the Salt Lake Chamber will recognize former Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt as A Giant In Our City. The award is recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah. Governor Leavitt will be the 35th person to receive the award in its 44-year history.
From his public service to his success in the private sector, he has had the vision and determination that has elevated the quality of life for all Utahns.
One of only two Utah governors to be elected three times, Leavitt served as Utah's chief executive from 1993 to 2003. He was appointed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2003, then secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in 2005 by President George W. Bush.
During his tenure as governor, Utah had the longest sustained economic expansion in modern state history.
The Giant In Our City gala will take place at the Grand America Hotel on the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014. Join us in recognizing this remarkable man. You can register for this event at slchamber.com.
This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.