Direct Selling Advocate Monty Barber Passes at Age 89

Former Direct Selling Association Chairman of the Board of Directors (1983-1984) and Vice Chairman Direct Selling Education Foundation (1984-1985) Monty Barber passed away on November 17, 2020, at the age of 89.

A 1988 DSA Hall of Fame honoree, Barber was a leader in the industry who promoted self-regulation programs and championed ethics. Barber also served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Mary Kay, Inc., and manager and Trustee of the Mary Fay Foundation, now known as the Mary Kay Family Foundation.

“On behalf of the entire direct selling community, DSA wishes to extend its deepest condolence to his children Kelly, Brandon, as well as to his family,” says Direct Selling Association President Joseph N. Mariano.