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Governor Huntsman Announces New Co-Education Deputies

News Release
January 21, 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah-Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today announced Tim Bridgewater and Hope Eccles as the newly appointed Co-Education Deputies in the Office of the Governor. Both will be donating their time and not receiving a government salary.

Public education will be the focus for Bridgewater. "Governor Huntsman's vision to improve education while simultaneously boosting the economy will require educators, the legislature, businesses and all Utahns to work closely together in order to raise our student and school performance in critical areas like math, science and language skills," said Bridgewater. "I look forward to that challenge and I am honored to serve."

Tim Bridgewater, President of Interlink Management, manages venture investments on behalf of MorAmerica Capital Corp. Among Bridgewater's community and business accomplishments, he has served on Governor Huntsman's Education Transition Committee as well as co-founding and serving on the advisory board of Ignite (Learning.com), a children's education curriculum company currently serving over 50,000 middle school children.

Higher education will be the focus for Eccles. "I am honored to be asked to serve. I have always believed that education is what creates opportunity for our young people, communities and the state of Utah," said Eccles.

Hope Eccles, president of the Goldener Hirsch Inn, holds degrees from Stanford University, the University of Utah and Columbia University. She served as the co-chair of Governor Huntsman's Education Transition Committee. In addition, Eccles has served on a number of community and educational boards including the Legal Aid Society, the Salt Lake Junior League, the University of Utah College of Law Alumni Board, and the Board of Trustees. She is the president of the C. Comstock Clayton Foundation and a member of the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation.

"I hope that having a deputy over public education and a deputy over higher education shows my commitment to education in the state," said Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. "I am convinced these people will bring insights and fresh ideas to the education system in Utah."

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