Mary Kay Inc. has appointed James Whatley to the role of Chief Information Officer. As CIO, he will champion the company’s digital efforts and support distributors through innovative tools and technology.
Whatley has been a part of the Mary Kay organization for more than 25 years and has helped develop many of the company’s digital properties, including MaryKay.com and Mary Kay In Touch. He has also been a vital part of the strategic enhancement of the independent sales force’s personal business websites and online ordering processes.
“I’m motivated first and foremost by finding solutions for the sales force,” Whatley said. “At the same time, I want to create environments that foster teamwork, trust, and strong partnerships amongst the company’s global partners. Our founder, Mary Kay Ash, once said, ‘Standing still is the same thing as moving backward.’ I agree with her, and it’s a philosophy I take with me to work every day.”