SALT LAKE CITY - Introducing Keith W. Martin, Honorary Consul of Morocco. Martin has extensive international experience from his work on Arabic studies in Tunisia, as a Director of Martin Door Manufacturing, and through many other positions he has held.
Years of experience with international business and diplomacy has prepared Martin to accept the role of Honorary Consul to Morocco. Since 1965, Martin’s travels have extended to over 40 countries. He held the titles of Director of International Sales at Martin Door Manufacturing, Director and Vice President of the World Trade Association of Utah, and is a member of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, Salt Lake Rotary, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Utah Morocco Alliance.
Originally from Provo, Utah, Martin’s first international experience was living in England while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After returning from his mission Martin attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Secondary Education Certificate. He continued his education at the University of Utah and obtained his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in the Cultural Foundation of Education. Martin, his wife, Trisa Martin, and their oldest son, lived in Tunisia so Martin could complete research at the Grand Islamic Mosque Zaytuna.
Keith Martin has held a variety of positions in the community including, Director and Vice President of the World Trade Association, Vice President of The American Institute of Arabic Studies, member of the International Advisory Council for the Business College of Salt Lake Community College, and many others. He most recently served with his wife as members of the University of Utah College of Education’s Advancement board.
Because of his experience living in Tunisia, having business connections with many Middle Eastern Countries, and experience with French and Arabic, Martin was appointed Honorary Consul of Morocco in 2011. Martin’s goals as consular are to increase the cultural awareness of Morocco in Utah, help Utahns have a Moroccan cultural experience, and increase trade between Utah and Morocco. He keeps in contact with Moroccan expatriates living in Utah by monthly dinners, emails, visits and telephone calls.
During his 7 years of being the Honorary Consular to Morocco Martin has had many memorable experiences, including working with Morocco’s Ambassadors, attending and speaking at forums in Morocco, and associating with Morocco’s State Partner, the Utah National Guard. On top of that, he prizes the friendships and connections he has made with the other Honorary Consulars, officials at the World Trade Center, and Franz Kolb and his associates at the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development.