I’m a comeback governor. I was governor for 16 years and had been out for 12. I’m excited about the resources that are now available to help governors provide leadership to improve education. The Hunt Institute and programs like this that are contributing and supporting to improve education are all great resources available to help governors provide leadership to improve American education.” 
Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad – GES 2011


Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper – GES 2011:                     

I’ve been to dozens of conferences and this [GES] is really one of the best because it creates a sense of urgency and a sense of excitement. A good conference creates a sense of urgency and ambition, a sense of hope and opportunity so that people want to get back to work right away. I heard governor after governor saying, I can’t wait to get home and start going to work putting some of this stuff into play.

Former Democratic Maryland Governor Martin O’Mally – GES 2009

The Hunt Institute is a great organization because it brings together some of the best Thinking, and more importantly, the best practices of those people that have actually done it.  The Hunt Institute is a valuable tool for governors because it allows us to meet, and to be made aware of people that are actually implementing good policy and actually making it work – bringing about real results for real people.

Former Republican Vermont Governor Jim Douglas – GES 2009

I think The Hunt Institute is going to be a key factor in ensuring that the outcomes of our students all across America make the United States really competitive in an increasingly global economy.

Former Republican Iowa Governor Mitch Daniels – GES 2009

I’m so grateful to the Institute for getting us together – reminding or helping us see how much we have in common here. I hope all of us going home a little more resolved, maybe a little more courageous.