Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dan Burr on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #807
Dan Burr
Dan Burr has illustrated for magazines and produced young adult book jackets for 20 years. The last several years he has concentrated on children’s picture books and has seven titles published. He also works with the Church magazines producing illustrations for the Ensign and Liahona.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dennis Packard on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #806
Dennis Packard
Dennis Packard is a professor of philosophy at BYU and a co-producer of Fire Creek. Fire Creek is BYU’s first feature film released in theaters. The film was a collaborative effort among students and faculty at BYU. Packard has been involved in many productions including working as a producer on Songs of Praise and Remembrance and Experience Shakespeare for PBS and working on the writing committee for Savior of the World and Nauvoo Pageant.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #805
Jon M. Huntsman
Jon M. Huntsman is chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation. He started the firm with his brother Blaine in 1970. By 2000, it had become the world's largest privately held chemical company and America's biggest family owned and operated business, with more than $12 billion in annual revenues before going public in early 2005. He was a special assistant to the president in the Nixon White House, was the first American to own controlling interest of a business in the former Soviet Union, and is the chairman of the Board of Overseers for Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Mr. Huntsman also served on the boards of numerous major public corporations and organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross. The Huntsman businesses fund the foundation that is the primary underwriter for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a leader in the prevention, early diagnosis, and humane treatment of cancer.
In 1996, Elder Huntsman was called by President Gordon B. Hinckley to serve as an Area Seventy. Currently, he is a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church. From 1980 to 1983, he was president of the Washington D.C. Mission.
You can catch the interview with Elder Huntsman on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11p.m or Friday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. MT. You can also watch streaming video of the entire interview by clicking here.