Opening Plenary - Winter Policy Forum Welcome
Jon Pierpont, NASWA Board President and Executive Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services
Jon Pierpont is the executive director of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services and serves in the cabinet of Governor Gary R. Herbert. Appointed in December 2012, Jon oversees a $1.2 billion budget and a department tasked with administering federal and state programs, including workforce development, public assistance programs, refugee services, housing and community development, and services for the disabled community. In addition, he has been instrumental in leading Utah’s efforts in addressing homelessness and intergenerational poverty. He currently serves as the president of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and on several other local boards and commissions. Jon has worked 27 years with Workforce Services in several key leadership positions and is a graduate of the University of Utah.