Executive Committee


Executive Committee


Truman Hunt
President, Chief Executive Officer

Truman Hunt was appointed president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises in January 2003. Under his leadership, the company operates in 53 markets.

Hunt is focused on the company’s mission to be a force for good throughout the world by empowering people to improve lives with rewarding business opportunities, innovative products, and an enriching, uplifting culture. Hunt serves on the executive board for the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation.

In 2012, Hunt was named a CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine. Hunt is also active in industry associations, serving as chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) from 2005 to 2008 and as a member of the USDSA Executive Committee. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Direct Selling Association and as secretary and member of the WFDSA Operating Group.

Prior to his current appointment, Hunt served as vice president and general counsel of Nu Skin Enterprises from 1996 to 2003. He was also named executive vice president of Nu Skin Enterprises in 2001.


Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, he was president and chief executive officer of Better Living Products, Inc., a Nu Skin affiliate involved in the manufacture and distribution of houseware products sold through traditional retail channels. Prior to joining Better Living Products in 1991, he was a securities and business attorney in private practice. Hunt earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah.



Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Development

Joseph Chang, Ph.D., has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and books on pharmacological and nutritional research. He coedited a textbook on inflammation and developed a series of monographs on botanical products to serve as a source of information for consumers and health professionals. He is also the New York Times Best-selling author of “The Aging Myth:  Unlocking the Mysteries of Looking and Feeling Young.”

Dr. Chang’s dynamic career path included working for major pharmaceutical companies conducting groundbreaking research and developing therapeutic drugs for several life-threatening diseases. During this time, he became convinced that focusing on nutrition and optimal supplementation could benefit the lives of more people.

He was a member of the original management team that founded Pharmanex, a nutritional  supplement company, which Nu Skin acquired in 1998. Dr. Chang is currently the chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development at Nu Skin Enterprises, a leading anti-aging company based in Utah.

Dr. Chang passionately works to see his anti-aging vision come to fruition, especially with the advancement of ageLOC technology. ageLOC is the fulfillment of his dream to develop the next generation of truly effective antiaging products, benefiting anyone willing to engage in their own health.

Dr. Chang earned a bachelor’s degree from Portsmouth University in England, and earned his doctorate in pharmacology at the University of London. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.


Daniel R. Chard
President-Global Sales and Operations

Dan Chard has served as Nu Skin’s president, global sales and operations since 2009. Prior to his current appointment, Chard served as executive vice president of distributor success and president of Nu Skin’s European operations. He has also worked as vice president of marketing and product management and as a senior director of marketing and product development.

Chard worked in a variety of strategic management positions prior to joining Nu Skin, including senior vice president of marketing and product management at Broadlane and Promedix (subsidiary of Ventro Corporation). Chard worked for PUR, Recovery Engineering as the director of marketing. He also spent six years in marketing management with Pillsbury. Chard holds a bachelor’s degree in  economics from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

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Scott E. Schwerdt

President Nu Skin Americas Region

Scott Schwerdt is the President of the Nu Skin Americas Region. Prior to his appointment, Schwerdt served as President of the former Nu Skin Americas, Europe and Pacific Region and President of North America for Nu Skin Enterprises. He also served as Vice President of North America/South Pacific Operations from 1992-1996, and as Vice President of Europe for Nu Skin Enterprises from February 1996 to December 1998. He joined Nu Skin Enterprises in 1988 as a Communications Representative and in December 1989 became Director of Distributor Services. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he was a Senior Resource Manager at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 1988. Schwerdt earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University.




Ritch N. Wood
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Ritch Wood became Nu Skin’s Chief Financial Officer in November 2002. Wood previously served in various capacities at Nu Skin including Vice President of Finance, Vice President New Market Development, Director of Finance New Market Development and Division Controller for Pharmanex.  He also played a key role in opening many European countries for Nu Skin during an expatriate assignment from 1995 to 1997. Prior to his assignment in Europe, he served as the Assistant Director of International Tax.


Wood worked for the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises in 1993. Wood earned a B.S. and Master of Accountancy, Taxation emphasis, from Brigham Young University, and in 2010 was named the CFO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine.



D. Matthew Dorny
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

D. Matthew Dorny was appointed Vice President and General Counsel for Nu Skin in 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Dorny served as the Assistant General Counsel for Nu Skin Enterprises. Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Mr. Dorny was a securities and business attorney in private practice. Mr. Dorny received a B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. degree from the University of Utah.


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