Mary Kay Inc. announced Ryan Rogers, grandson of Mary Kay Ash, will become Chief Executive Officer of the company on January 1, 2023. Rogers follows the legacy of his father Richard R. Rogers and becomes the third generation of the founder’s family to lead the company.
Current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Holl will retire at the end of the year after an almost 30-year career with the company but will remain Chairman of the Board.
Rogers joined the company in 2000 as a financial analyst and has worked in several roles since then. Today, he is on the company’s board of directors and serves as Chief Investment Officer, responsible for strategic direction, financial analysis and resource allocation on key investments.
“As a young man, my grandmother predicted I would someday lead her company and worked to prepare me by sharing many of her lessons in leadership,” Rogers said. “As usual, Mary Kay was right. I am honored but also energized to have the opportunity to lead my grandmother’s company as we begin our 60th anniversary year.”