Carter Livingston runs S360’s Utah Office, applying his extensive background in public affairs and winning record of managing candidate campaigns and ballot initiatives and referendums.
An expert public relations executive with deep experience in media relations, earned and paid advertising, and crafting major events, Carter also brings strategic expertise in lobbying and coalition building to his role.
Prior to joining S360, Carter founded and ran his own political consulting and lobbying firm, focused on business and public policy issues. He managed major public events for the office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, including the successful rollout of Medicare Part D and the Healthy US Starts Here initiative with the Centers for Disease Control.
On the campaign front, Carter managed the winning campaign for former Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne in the first post-Katrina statewide election. He also managed the three-time voter-approved Zoo, Arts, and Parks program initiative in Salt Lake City, which received more than 77 percent of the vote in 2014–more votes any issue or candidate on the ballot.
Working with the National Immigration Forum and community leaders from the Salt Lake Chamber, the Utah Attorney General’s Office, Salt Lake City Mayor’s office, Police Department and others, Carter was closely involved with developing the nationally acclaimed Utah Compact on Immigration.
He has worked with numerous businesses and organizations during his career, including Qwest (now CenturyLink), Humana Health Insurance Company, the Consumer Electronics Association, AARP, State Farm Insurance, the Utah Bankers Association, Lifetime Events (Salt Lake City Marathon), Taser, Northrup Grumman, the PEW Charitable Trust, Public Lands Solutions, Breathe Utah, and Wilkinson Ferrari and Co.
Carter comes from a storied political lineage. His grandfather, Clifton Carter, was a top aide to Lyndon Johnson and was aboard Air Force One when Johnson was sworn in as president in 1963. Carter lives in West Jordan with his wife, two college-age stepsons, a granddaughter, two grandsons, and the family cat, Dinah, who enjoys riding in the car whenever possible. He is an avid runner and has completed many marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He had the great honor to serve as the Chair of the Board of Advisors for Red Butte Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah, and is an alumnus of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.