Manchester, NH – Jon Huntsman for President today announced the addition of three key advisers to the campaign's Business Advisory Council. Craig McCaw, Susan McCaw, and Jim Swartz will advise Huntsman on issues related to technology, the economy, business and jobs. The new advisers each have accomplished careers in the private sector as job creators.
“I’m extremely proud to have three such accomplished individuals serving on my Business Advisory Council,” said Jon Huntsman. “Just as I did as Governor of Utah, I believe strongly in working with business leaders directly to determine what impediments to job creation need to be removed in order to create an environment that is conducive to growth.”
“Jon Huntsman has a distinguished economic record in both the private sector and public sector,” said Craig McCaw. “His jobs plan is exactly what our country needs to reignite our economy and I’m proud to support the only candidate whose economic plan was endorsed by the Wall Street Journal.”
“As Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman created one of the most business-friendly environments in the nation,” said Susan McCaw. “I have no doubt that he will do the same as President of the United States and that he will return America to its position of preeminence in the world economy.”
“Jon Huntsman has the most comprehensive understanding of the global economy in the presidential race due to his extensive time overseas and service as Governor of Utah,” said Jim Swartz. “I’m honored to serve on his Business Advisory Council and confident that he will jumpstart America’s economy when he becomes our next President.”
Craig McCaw is Chairman & CEO of Eagle River Inc., a private investment firm focused on strategic investments in the communications industry. Over the past 30 years he has started and developed many successful companies in the cable, cellular telephone and wireless broadband industries. While Chairman and CEO of McCaw Cellular Communications, he built the company into the nation's leading provider of cellular services until it was sold to AT&T Corp. in 1996. He subsequently restructured Nextel Communications, co-founding Nextel Partners, then co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Clearwire Corporation.
Susan Rasinski McCaw is President of COM Investments, a private investment firm. From 2005–2007, McCaw served as the US Ambassador to the Republic of Austria. Previously, she was Principal at Robertson Stephens & Company, a San Francisco-based investment bank where she was responsible for financing emerging growth companies in the technology industry. McCaw served as Finance Co-Chair for Bush-Cheney '04 in Washington State and was a member of the national steering committee for W Stands for Women.
James R. Swartz is the Founder of Accel Partners, a leading global venture capital firm, with offices in Palo Alto, New York,London, Bangalore, Beijing and Shanghai. Active in industry affairs, Jim is former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and the 2007 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.