Mr. Marty Carpenter
Marty Carpenter is the managing partner of 24NINE, an external affairs firm he established in 2016. 24NINE helps organizations communicate with purpose, shape policy and regulations, build community relationships, cultivate coalitions, engage stakeholders and win by giving back.
Carpenter served as director of communication for Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. As a senior advisor to the governor, Carpenter crafted communication strategy and served as the administration’s primary spokesman. He coordinated the governor’s message across more than two dozen state agencies and was responsible for speech writing, official declarations and social media outreach. In 2015, the governor tapped Carpenter to serve as campaign manager for his 2016 re-election campaign.
Prior to joining the Herbert administration, Carpenter served as executive vice president of communication at the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s leading business association with roots predating statehood. He also served as the primary spokesman and communication lead for Herbert’s successful 2012 campaign, winning all 29 Utah counties en route to a 39-point victory.
After graduating cum laude from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and electronic media, Carpenter worked for several years as a television sports reporter in Kansas and Oklahoma.