President, Chief Executive Officer
Truman Hunt was appointed president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises in 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 from 2005 to 2008 and member of the United Stated Direct Selling Association (DSA) Executive Committee. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for the United States DSA.
Hunt has served in various positions with Nu Skin since 1994, including executive vice president from 2001-2003 and general counsel from 1996-2003. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he was president and chief executive officer of Better Living Products, Inc., a company involved in the manufacture and distribution of housewares 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 degree in business management from Brigham Young University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Utah.
Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Development
Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D., was appointed Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development in February 2006. A prolific author, Dr. Chang has published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research during his more than 20 years in the health care industry, including the New York Times best seller, The Aging Myth. Dr. Chang enjoys a comprehensive knowledge of both the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries and serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Nu Skin Enterprises. Prior to joining the company, he served as president and chief scientific officer of Pharmanex, which was acquired by Nu Skin in 1998.
Prior to Pharmanex, Dr. Chang served as both president and chief scientific officer at Binary Therapeutics, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and at OsteoArthritis Sciences, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. He has also held various executive research management positions at Wyeth-Ayerst, Rhone Poulenc Rorer and other biotechnology companies, where he was involved in researching natural products for arthritis and cancer treatment. He received a bachelor of science degree from Portsmouth University and a doctorate degree from the University of London.
Melisa Tantoco Quijano
President, Pacific Region and Southeast Asia Region
Melisa Tantoco Quijano serves as the president of the Pacific region and Southeast Asia region, bringing nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience to the role. Previously, Melisa was the vice president of market services for the company's global Distributor Success Organization based in the U.S. She also served as regional director for Southeast Asia, general manager for Nu Skin Malaysia and Nu Skin Thailand and regional marketing director for the Southeast Asia region. Melisa serves as an honorary board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation of Thailand, a board member of the CHILD Foundation in the Philippines and board member of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund. Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Melisa had management positions for the Asian operations of Tupperware, Sara Lee Direct Selling Asia, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Warner Lambert Inc. Melisa earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines where she was a University Scholar.
In 2010, Melisa was named as the Best Asian Executive by the prestigious International Stevie Awards for leading Nu Skin Southeast Asia as the fastest growing region in the Nu Skin world. The award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners and the organizations they run. Melisa was also appointed a member of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) Association Advisory Council for Asia/Pacific region in 2011 for a 3-year term.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ritch Wood was appointed 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. He earned a bachelor of science 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, Dorny was a securities and business attorney in private practice. Dorny received a bachelor of arts, master of business management and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Utah.