President, Chief Executive Officer
Truman Hunt was appointed president of Nu Skin Enterprises in January 2003, and was named chief executive officer in May 2003. Under his leadership, the company conducts business in 52 markets, with recent expansion into China, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Hunt is also active in industry associations, most recently serving as chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) from 2005 to 2008. As chairman, he was committed to expanding the influence of local direct selling associations, fostering a positive regulatory environment, further strengthening industry ethics, and increasing the stature of direct selling among key constituencies.
He 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 advisory boards for the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation and Nourish the Children Initiative.
Prior to his current appointment, Hunt served as vice president and general counsel of Nu Skin Enterprises from 1996 to January 2003. He was also named executive vice president of Nu Skin Enterprises in January 2001 and served as vice president of legal affairs from September 1996 to May 1998.
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 JD 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. 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. He formerly served as president and chief scientific officer of Pharmanex. 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. A prolific author, Dr. Chang has published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research during his nearly 20 years in the health care industry. He received a B.S. degree from Portsmouth University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.
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 was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in November 2002. Mr. Wood had served as Vice President of Finance since July 2002. He was promoted to Vice President, New Market Development in May 2001 after working as the Director of Finance, New Market Development since January 1997. Previously, Mr. Wood served as the 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. A certified public accountant, Mr. Wood worked for the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises in 1993. Mr. Wood earned a B.S. and Master of Accountancy, Taxation emphasis, from Brigham Young University in 1991.
D. Matthew Dorny
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
D. Matthew Dorny was appointed General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer in March 2006. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vice President and General Counsel, and 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.