Elder L. Whitney Clayton was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2001. He has served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy since 2008 and has supervisory responsibility for the Utah North, Utah Salt Lake City, and Utah South Areas. He assists Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in supervising the Africa Southeast and Africa West Areas. He also serves as a member of the Public Affairs Committee.Elder Clayton was a business litigation attorney with Call, Clayton & Jensen in Newport Beach, California, from 1981-2001. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Utah and a law degree at the University of the Pacific.