Management Team

Management Team

Board of Directors

Blake-Roney(LowRes)

Blake M. Roney
Chairman of the Board


Blake Roney is the Chairman of Nu Skin Enterprises. Blake was one of the founders of the company and its President and CEO from its inception in 1984 until 1996, when he took on the Chairman position. Today Nu Skin Enterprises is one of the largest direct selling companies in the world, and its products are sold in 48 markets throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The company's stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Nu Skin Enterprises offers distinct business opportunities specializing in consumer products and services sold through direct sales. Nu Skin Enterprises markets personal care products, nutritional products and technology products.


Roney earned a bachelor's degree in business finance from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management in 1983. In 2009 Roney received a Stevie Award from the International Business Awards as the Chairman of the Year. He was previously identified as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Utah by Utah Business magazine in 2004. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from Salt Lake Community College. The father of eight children, he serves on several community and university boards and is active in civic and church organizations.


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Steven J. Lund
Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Director of Nourish the Children


Steven J. Lund currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Nu Skin Enterprises. Previously, Mr. Lund served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003 and before that as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nu Skin Asia Pacific (NSAP) from November 1996 to May 1998. Mr. Lund also served as Executive Vice President of Nu Skin International (NSI) since its inception in 1984.


Before joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Mr. Lund was an attorney with a private law firm specializing in litigation and products liability law. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School (1983). He is a member of the Utah, Arizona, and American Bar Associations and has served on the board of directors for the Direct Selling Association.


Truman Hunt(LowRes)

Truman Hunt
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 47 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 B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree from the University of Utah. 


Sandra Tillotson(LowRes)

Sandie N. Tillotson
Senior Vice President


Sandie Tillotson serves as Senior Vice President of Nu Skin Enterprises. In 1984, Sandie helped found Nu Skin International, assisting in the development of the original Nu Skin product line and the establishment of the global marketing plan. She served as Vice President of Nu Skin International from 1984 through 1998. In 1993, Ms. Tillotson was named one of the top 10 female business owners in the U.S. by Working Woman magazine. In 2001, Ms. Tillotson was named one of the 50 "Women of the New Millennium" by Feminine Fortunes magazine. She was awarded this honor along with the likes of Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Day O'Connor. Sandie earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Brigham Young University and has taught in various Utah public schools. Today, Sandie enjoys her many roles as a mother, philanthropist and businesswoman.


Senator E.J. "Jake" Garn 

United States Senate, Retired


E.J. "Jake" Garn has served as a director of our company since March 1997. Senator Garn served as a Managing Director of Summit Ventures, LLC, a lobbying firm, from 2000 to 2004. From 1993 to 2000 he served as the Vice Chairman of Huntsman Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States at the time. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Franklin Covey & Co., Inc., a provider of time management seminars and products and Headwaters, Inc., a provider of products, technologies and services to the energy, construction and home improvement industries. From 1974 to 1993, Senator Garn was a member of the United States Senate and served on numerous Senate Committees. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Utah.


Daniel W. Campbell

Managing General Partner, EsNet, Ltd.


Daniel W. Campbell has served as a director of our company since March 1997 and currently serves as our Lead Independent Director. Mr. Campbell has been a Managing General Partner of EsNet, Ltd., a privately held investment company, since 1994. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Campbell was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WordPerfect Corporation, a software company, and prior to that was a partner of Price Waterhouse LLP. He currently serves as a director of The SCO Group, Inc., a provider of software solutions for businesses. He received a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 


Patricia A. Negrón

Financial/Business Analyst; Author


Patricia Negron has served as a director of our company since June 2005. Ms. Negron is currently an independent business consultant, author and advisor to Goode Partners, LLC. In 1999, Ms. Negron launched the financial advisory group at Breakaway Solutions, an internet consulting firm, which she managed until 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Negron was a research analyst at the investment banking firm of Adams Harkness & Hill. She began her career in 1992 as an equity analyst in the asset management division of the United States Trust Company of Boston. She received a B.S. degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School.


Thomas R. Pisano

President and CEO, Overseas Military Sales Corp.


Pisano's career has spanned 40 years, with 25 years in the direct selling industry. A seasoned veteran from Avon, Pisano held key leadership positions at the company including vice president of global business development, area vice president for the Americas, area vice president for Latin America/Pacific. Currently, Pisano serves as president and chief executive officer of Overseas Military Sales Corp. which operates in 30 countries worldwide. Prior to this role, Pisano worked as the company's chief operating officer for five years. He also spent two years as vice president and head of The Topps Company's international division. Pisano graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in industrial management, and holds a master's of business administration from Dartmouth College with an emphasis in finance and marketing. 


Nevin N. Andersen

Retired


Andersen is an accomplished professional with more than 40 years of experience in various financial management roles. Andersen spent nearly 24 years with Shaklee Corporation in various financial roles, including serving as Shaklee's chief financial officer from April 1990 through early 2003 when he retired. In 2005, Shaklee asked Andersen to return to serve as an interim chief financial officer and assist with the transition to a new chief financial officer, which concluded in February of this year. Prior to his work at Shaklee, Andersen worked with the auditing firm Price Waterhouse & Co. for 10 years and as an officer in the U.S. Army Finance Corps. Andersen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in accountancy. 


David D. Ussery

Retired


A direct selling veteran, Ussery has helped shape the industry by serving in strategic leadership positions for more than 50 years. He began his career with Avon where he worked for more than 30 years in a variety of management roles, including vice president of U.S. field operations, vice president of the company's Pacific field operations, and as area vice president and chairman of the board for Avon Japan, the company's second-largest organization at the time. Most recently, Ussery served as president and representative director for Amway in Japan and Korea. In addition, he served in various leadership roles throughout Asia since joining the company in 1992. Ussery graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in management. 


Executive Committee

Truman Hunt(LowRes)

Truman Hunt
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 47 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 B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree from the University of Utah. 


Dan Chard(LowRes)

Daniel R. Chard
President-Global Sales and Operations


Daniel Chard was promoted to the position of President-Global Sales and Operations. Prior to his current appointment, Chard served as executive vice president of distributor success and president of Nu Skin, Europe. He has worked in a variety of strategic management positions including senior vice president of marketing and product management at Broadlane and Promedix (subsidiary of Ventro Corporation). He has also worked as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Big Planet and as a Senior Director of Marketing and Product Development at Pharmanex. Prior to joining Pharmanex, Chard worked for PUR, Recovery Engineering as the Director of Marketing. He also spent six years in marketing management with Pillsbury. Mr. Chard holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota.


Scott Schwerdt(LowRes)

Scott E. Schwerdt
President, Americas, Europe and Pacific


Scott Schwerdt was named President for the Americas and Europe in February 2006. Prior to his appointment, Schwerdt served as 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 B.A. degree in international relations from Brigham Young University.


Ritch Wood(LowRes)

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.


Matt Dorny(LowRes)

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.






Regional Executive Management: North Asia

Brett Nelson

President, North Asia Region and Japan


Brett Nelson is the president of the North Asia Region and concurrently serves as president of Nu Skin Japan. Prior to his current appointment, Nelson served as vice president of global distributor support. Nelson has previously served as president of Southeast Asia, general manager of Canada and vice president of business support and sales. With more than 20 years experience with the company, Nelson has extensive knowledge of the development of business strategies, representative relations, special events and global support. He has also been involved with the development of several new and established markets. Nelson earned a bachelor's degree in Korean from Brigham Young University.


Luke Yoo

Vice President, North Asia Region, President and General Manager, Nu Skin Korea


Luke Yoo is the vice president of the North Asia region and also serves as president and general manager of Nu Skin Korea. Yoo joined Nu Skin as vice president of Nu Skin Korea in December 1998 and continued as the general manager of the Pharmanex Division for Nu Skin Korea until September 2003. In October 2003, Yoo was appointed president and representative director of Nu Skin Korea. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he was a partner consultant at East West Consulting in the United States. He received bachelor's degrees in both business management and computer science at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He also studied at the graduate school of the University of Hawaii.


Ryan Napierski

Vice President, Business Development


Ryan Napierski serves as vice president of business development for the North Asia region. Prior to his current appointment, Napierski fulfilled a dual role for the company as he oversaw corporate strategy for the Japan market and acted as vice president of global business development for corporate distributor success, where he was responsible for the global compensation plan, business analytics and new market development activities. Since coming to Nu Skin in 1995, Napierski has had several assignments including acting as the general manager for the United Kingdom, vice president of European business development and key account manager for United States executives. Napierski has a bachelor's degree in business, a master's degree in business administration from Duke University and a master's degree in international business from Goethe Universitat in Germany.


Regional Executive Management: Greater China

Andrew Fan

President, Greater China Region


Andrew Fan is the president of the Greater China region, overseeing Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. He previously served as regional president of the Southeast Asia region. Fan has been with Nu Skin since 1991, and has supported and participated in the successful opening of 12 markets in Asia. Fan graduated from the City University of Hong Kong in 1988, holding a bachelor's in business studies. In January 2007, he was appointed as a member of the university council and as the founding chairman of convocation for the university. Currently, he is the chairman of the Nu Skin China Children's Heart Fund, honorary board member of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation of Thailand and a committee member for the ASEAN Children Heart Surgery Fund. Fan has extensive direct selling experience and is currently a member of the Association Advisory Council in the Asia/Pacific Region for the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the federation; in the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Direct Selling Association from 1997 to 2002, including two terms as the president; and in the Executive Committee and Membership Committee for the Direct Selling Association of Singapore in 2002.


Patrick Yeung

Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development, Greater China Region


Patrick Yeung currently serves as vice president of strategic planning and development for Nu Skin's Greater China region. Previously, Yeung was the vice president of sales development and the general manager of Nu Skin China, where he managed the sales department and the operation of Nu Skin stores. Yeung has also been the general manager in Nu Skin Malaysia (2003), Nu Skin Brunei (2004) and president of Nu Skin Thailand and the Philippines (2005-2007) as well as regional director of sales development for Southeast Asia where he played a key role in the openings of Nu Skin Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. Prior to joining Nu Skin, Yeung served as the regional director of ethics and compliance in the Asia Pacific region for another multi-national direct selling company. He has a bachelor's degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.


Angela Lau

President, Nu Skin Hong Kong


Angela Lau is the president of Nu Skin Enterprises Hong Kong. She joined the company in September 1991 as a communications executive, responsible for the company's distributor support function. She was promoted to distributor support manager (1995), director of operations (1999), general manager (2002) and president (2004). Lau has nearly 20 years of experience in direct selling and currently serves as the president of the Hong Kong Direct Selling Association. Previously, Lau was a treasurer of the association. Lau has a Master's of Business Administration degree from Heroit Watt University.


Charlene Chiang

President, Nu Skin Taiwan


Charlene Chiang joined Nu Skin Enterprises in 1993 and currently serves as president of Nu Skin Taiwan. Previously she served as president of Nu Skin Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. She has also served as general manager of the Pharmanex division for Nu Skin Taiwan. Prior to joining Nu Skin, Chiang worked at a leading advertising agency. Chiang has served on the National Biotechnology Medical Development Committee of Taiwan since 2001. She received her bachelor's in literature from Fu Jen Catholic University. 


Keynes (Chaodong) Li

Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Representative of Beijing office, Greater China


Keynes Li was appointed vice president of regulatory affairs for Greater China in 2004. In this role, he is responsible for promoting communication between Nu Skin Enterprises and key regulating departments in China and providing counsel on relevant laws and regulations. He has been the chief representative of the Nu Skin Beijing Representative Office since 2000. Since January 2005, he has concurrently served as the general manager of the Northern China Regional Office of Nu Skin. Prior to his current roles, he served as director of sourcing and China development at Pharmanex from 1996 to 2000 and was a key member of Pharmanex' founding staff.


Prior to joining Nu Skin, Li was vice president of China operations at Synde Inc. and worked on the planning committee of the Shanghai People's Government from 1982 to 1989. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Fudan University in Shanghai China, a graduation certificate in law from the Shanghai Judicial Administration College and a graduation certificate in economic management from the Hong Kong Management Association.


Owen Messick

Vice President of Finance, Asia and the Pacific/Chief Operating Officer, Nu Skin China


Owen Messick was appointed as vice president of finance for Asia in August of 2003. In this role, Messick leads the finance and accounting teams for the company's Asian entities. Messick joined Nu Skin Hong Kong in September of 1991 as the finance manager in Hong Kong and was appointed as the Asian regional controller a few years later. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he worked for the international accounting firms of Ernst and Young and Arthur Andersen specializing in taxation. Messick is a certified public accountant and graduated from Brigham Young University with a master's and bachelor's degree in accounting.


Regional Executive Management: South Asia and the Pacific

Melisa Tantoco Quijano

President of the Southeast Asia Region


Melisa Quijano serves as the president of the Southeast Asia region, bringing nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience to the role. Previously, Quijano 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 and a committee member of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund. Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Quijano had management positions for the Asian operations of Tupperware, Sara Lee Direct Selling Asia, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Warner Lambert Inc. Quijano earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines where she was a University Scholar.


Pakapun (Vicky) Leevutinun

General Manager, Nu Skin Thailand


Vicky Leevutinun has been general manager for Nu Skin Thailand since 2003, supervising all day-to-day company strategy and operations. She joined Nu Skin Enterprises in 1996 as an international assistant manager, where she assisted in opening the Korea, Malaysia, China and Thailand markets. Leevutinun is also a member of the board for the Direct Selling Association of Thailand, the Health and Food Association of Thailand, the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation and is chairman of the Southeast Asia Children's Heart Fund. Leevutinun plays a major role in providing assistance for less fortunate children in Thailand and in other regions of Southeast Asia. A Chulalongkorn University alumnus, Leevutinun graduated a bachelor's degree in accounting with a business administration emphasis. She later attended the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University where she earned a master's degree in business administration. She has been the secretary of the Utah Alumni Association in Thailand since 1999. 


Regional Executive Management: Americas and Europe

Scott E. Schwerdt

President, Americas, Europe and Pacific


Scott Schwerdt was named president for the Americas and Europe region in March 2006, and in 2008 became the president of the Pacific region as well. 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.


Mikael Linder

President, Europe


Mikael Linder was named president of the European region in March 2006. Previously, Linder served as general manager in Scandinavia and as Nordic regional manager since 2001. Prior to joining Nu Skin Enterprises, Linder worked on Oriflame's New Market Development team, focusing on opening additional markets at a high speed. He also acted as a general manager for Oriflame's Sri Lanka market where he participated in building a platform in India among other tasks. Linder received a Master of Law (LLM) degree from the University of Stockholm and has also studied commercial and corporate law at the London School of Economics.


Greg Darlington

Vice President of Regional Marketing, Americas & Europe


Greg Darlington has served as vice president of regional marketing for the Americas and Europe since September 2008. In this role, Darlington is responsible for integration of the company's brand position and marketing message in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to his current assignment, Darlington worked in China where he served as Nu Skin China's vice president of sales and development since March 2004 and before that as Nu Skin Taiwan's vice president of sales development from 2002 to 2004. Darlington joined Nu Skin Enterprises in 1989 and has more than 20 years of Nu Skin experience, having served as director of marketing for Nu Skin, Pharmanex and Big Planet, director of U.S. marketing and director of web services. Darlington earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Brigham Young University and a Master's of Business Administration from Rutgers University. He also serves on the Business Advisory Council for the Miami University of Ohio Farmer School of Business.


Jorge Serrano

Senior Director, Latin America Operations and Sales


Nu Skin welcomed Jorge Serrano in May 2009 as the senior director of Latin American operations and sales. Jorge will oversee the company's six Latin America markets and will assist in the growth and development of the U.S. Hispanic Market. Jorge joins Nu Skin with more than 19 years of sales experience in both the United States and Latin America. He has an executive MBA from University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

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