|Frank L. VanderSloot|
(1948-08-14) August 14, 1948
|Alma mater||Ricks College and Brigham Young University|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur and CEO|
|Known for||CEO of Melaleuca, Inc.|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
VanderSloot served as one of sixty national finance co-chairs for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign, a role he reprised in 2012. He contributed $1.1 million and helped to raise between $2 million and $5 million for Romney’s 2012 campaign. He has been a major financial contributor to Republican campaigns and paid for advertising in opposition to several Idaho Democratic political candidates. His public stances on gay-rights issues have generated opposition from journalists, commentators, and gay-rights groups.
VanderSloot sponsors the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, the largest annual Independence Day fireworks display west of the Mississippi. He was the primary financier of the American Heritage Charter School in Idaho Falls.