Huntsman, Ford CEO and Delta CEO to Attend Baucus’ Business Summit

Source: Billings Gazette

The CEO of Delta Airlines, the CEO of Ford Motor Co., and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., will participate in Sen. Max Baucus’ Montana Economic Development Summit on Sept. 16 and 17 in Butte.

Baucus announced the additions to his lineup of keynote speakers on Thursday.

Huntsman served as Utah governor and U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore.

As governor during the national economic recession, Huntsman led the state to the top spot for job creation and earned recognition from the Pew Center as the “Best-Managed State.”

He is the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and is the co-chair of “No Labels” — a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and all political affiliations dedicated to promoting a new political model of problem solving.

President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. Alan Mulally led Ford’s transformation into a profitably growing automaker serving customers around the world through the One Ford Plan.

Mulally was named by Fortune Magazine as “Businessperson of the Year,” one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by Time magazine, one of “The 30 Most Respected CEOs” by Barrons magazine, “Person of the Year” by Financial Times, “Chief Executive of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, “Person of the Year” by Aviation Week magazine and one of “The Best Leaders” by BusinessWeek magazine.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson is credited with leading Delta to earn a place on Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Airlines” list.

The list is a worldwide ranking based on people management, quality of management, innovation, long-term investment, social responsibility, quality of product and services and global competitiveness.

Delta provides roughly 50 flights to and from Montana daily.

Other speakers previously announced include Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook; Jim McNerney, CEO of Boeing and Fred Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx, among other national business leaders.

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