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Mormon Executives

List of famous Mormon executives and businesspeople. These Mormon professionals, working for companies and major corporations in a variety of fields and industries, are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. Some have become known for bringing their Mormon beliefs and values into their businesses, including Sheri Dew, the CEO of large Latter-day Saint book publisher Deseret Books, while others have served companies in an entirely secular capacity. Two Mormons have been active in both business and the 2012 Presidential campaign - Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. - and with them, Mormons in business have become more visible in America. Huntman's father, Jon Huntsman Sr., was a primary backer of his campaign for president, and Mitt Romney as well was backed by notable Mormon executives, including members of the Marriott family (owners of the hotel franchise.)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

The Mormon culture that inspired some of these artists is also distinctive in many ways, both because of the geographical center of Mormonism in the Intermountain West and the family-oriented worldview of the church itself.
  • Larry H. Miller

    Dec. at 64 (1944-2009)
    businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz
  • Dec. at 88 (1907-1995)
    former chairman and president of American Motors Company
  • Dec. at 86 (1921-2008)
    founder of Sorenson Companies
  • former CFO of Sears Roebuck and Company, Monsanto Company, American Express and Citigroup
  • businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz
  • former CEO of Dell, Inc
  • CEO of Black & Decker
  • co-founder and former CEO of WordPerfect Corporation
  • Dec. at 84 (1900-1985)
  • David Eccles

    Dec. at 63 (1849-1912)
  • David Neeleman

    Age: 62
    founder of JetBlue Airways[92] and Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Pete Harman

    Age: 103
    first franchisee of KFC
  • J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.

    chairman and CEO, Marriott International
  • Jon Huntsman, Sr

  • Caron Taurima

    business woman, founder and former CEO of Carich
  • Sheri Dew

    CEO of Deseret Book, the largest Latter-day Saint book publisher
  • Kay R. Whitmore

    former-CEO of Eastman Kodak