Board of Trustees Members
Vice President and General Manager, Certiport
Former Chairman of the Utah State Senate Public Education Standing and Economic Development and Workforce Committee
Representing: Industry (Information Technology)
Term ends: June 30, 2021
Aaron Osmond was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He is oldest grandchild of the famous Osmond Family of Utah. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy and received a B.S. in Business management from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of 5 children and live in South Jordan, Utah.
Aaron is currently serving as the Vice President and General Manager of the Certiport division of Pearson VUE where he leads the company’s global IT certification product offering for college and career entrants. Aaron has worked at Certiport since March of 2012. His responsibilities include leadership of the $70 million global business with 187 employees and 80+ strategic partners in over 50 countries around the world.
From 1991 until 2007, Aaron served in key leadership roles in the IT Education industry such as Director of Product Management, Director of Product Development, and Vice President of Training Services at companies such as WordPerfect, Novell, and Microsoft. In 2007 Aaron was recruited to the role of CEO of Wealth Rock, a large financial education company based in Utah where he served until 2012 when he was recruited to join Certiport.
From March 2011 until December 2015, Aaron served as a Utah State Senator representing District 10 (South Jordan, Herriman, and West Jordan). He served on the Public Education Appropriations Committees, the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, and served as Chair of the Public Education Standing Committee and then as chair of the Economic Development & Workforce Committee during his term.
Aaron is a passionate advocate of technical education for students in the public education and higher education systems of the state of Utah and around the world.