Scott D. Whiting was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1961. He married Jeri Olson in April 1984. They are the parents of five children.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University in 1986 and a juris doctor degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1990.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Japan Tokyo North Mission, elders quorum president, bishop, stake Young Men president, high councilor, stake president, and Area Seventy.
At the time of his call, Elder Scott D. Whiting had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America West Area. He has served as President of the Asia North Area and is currently serving at Church headquarters as First Counselor in the North America West Area and as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department.
Most recently, he was employed as the president of Waterhouse, Inc., and he previously worked as the president and CEO of Molokai Ranch.
Elder Whiting has been active in civic affairs, serving as a member of both the Aloha Council and Far East Council executive boards of the Boy Scouts of America and as chairman of the LDS-BSA Relations Committee. He has also served as a member of the Brigham Young University–Hawaii School of Business executive advisory board and the Hawaii Reserves, Inc. board.