Blake Roney is one of the founders of the company and served as its President and CEO from 1984 until 1996, and as the company’s Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2012. Today Nu Skin Enterprises is one of the largest direct selling companies in the world, and its products are sold in 52 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The company's stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Roney’s business and civic achievements are numerous and include recognition by the International Business Awards as the 2009 Chairman of the Year, a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award program for the Utah region, a 2004 honor as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Utah, recent recognition as The Utah County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Pillar of the Valley Award, Chief of Mtalimanja Village in Malawi, Africa and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from Salt Lake Community College. Roney earned an academic degree in business finance from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management in 1983. The father of eight children, he serves on several community and university boards and is active in civic and religious organizations.