The Direct Selling Association (DSA) and its Board of Directors announced it has selected the incoming officers and directors for the upcoming 2021-2022 Association year.
“DSA is so fortunate to work with a talented and dedicated slate of Directors and Officers,” said Joseph N. Mariano, DSA president. “Grateful is not adequate enough to describe how we feel about the time and effort this diverse board gives to the industry through their commitment to DSA.”
The 2021 nominees include:
Kevin Guest, Chairman
Guest is the Chief Executive Officer of USANA and Chairman of the Board and helped lead the company through economic gains that has resulted in a cumulative average growth rate of 10.5%. In collaboration with the company’s founder, Guest turned USANA into an international conglomerate, with a market cap of over $1.7 billion and operates in 24 markets.
Danny Lee, Vice Chairman
Lee entered the direct selling industry in 2008 as Chief Operations Officer of 4Life Research and in 2017 was appointed President and CEO.
Cindy Monroe, Vice Chairwoman
Monroe is the founder of Thirty-One Gifts and served as CEO of the company from 2003-2020. She is an active member of the company’s Board and partner of the company.
David Merriman, Treasurer
Merriman is the Executive Vice President of ACN, Inc. Merriman joined the company in 1995 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and now leads the company’s global sales support.
Ryan Napierski, Immediate Past Chairman
Napierski is the President of NuSkin Enterprises and CEO-elect effective September 1, 2021. Napierski is the current Chairman of the DSA, former treasurer of both the DSA and the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Boards and serves on the CEO Council of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA).
John Parker, Past Chairman
Parkers is the Chief Sales Officer for Amway and leads the company’s global sales strategy and operations, including distributor incentives and recognition, field leadership development and global training and education. He also leads Amway’s Russia, Europe, Southern Africa, Australia, North America, Latin America and New Zealand markets.
Al Bala, Director (term expiring 2023)
Bala is the CEO of Mannaetch and has almost four decades of domestic and international experience in the direct selling industry.
Aaron Eddington, Director (term expiring 2023)
Eddington is the General Counsel for Melaleuca and leads the legal, compliance and quality functions of the company’s global operations.
Dimitri Haloulos, Director (term expiring 2023)
Haloulos is the CEO and President of Rodan + Fields and has more than 20 years of omni-channel experience in the consumer-packaged goods and retail space.
Ricky Libby, Director (term expiring 2023)
Libby is the CEO of Traveling Vineyard and has more than three decades of experience working at consumer-based companies in an entrepreneurial role.
Andrew Treanor, Director (term expiring 2023)
Treanor is the Chief Executive Officer of Pampered Chef and has played an integral part in helping the company transform its business so that now more than 50% of its sales come from digital.
Tyler Whitehead, Director (term expiring 2023)
Whitehead is the Chief Executive Officer of Arbonne, International, LLC. Whitehead has been an active Board Member in the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations (IADSA).
Jill Blashak Strahan, Director (term expiring 2024)
Strahan is the founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple and has been honored as a top entrepreneur, mentor and businesswoman.
Joe Cannon, Director (term expiring 2024)
Cannon is president of Young Living Essential Oils and has served as a trustee of the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and as a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute.
Vaughn Crowe, Director (term expiring 2024)
Crowe is the Chairman of Princess House, Inc., the Managing Partner of Newark Venture Partners, an advisor to Wesray Social Investments LP, and serves on the board of Perfectly Posh LLC.
Deborah Gibbins, Director (term expiring 2024)
Gibbins is the Chief Operating Officer of Mary Kay, Inc. and leads the company’s global corporate strategy, research and development, supply chain, financial operations, and government relations.
Ryan Montgomery, Director (term expiring 2024)
Montgomery is the Chief Executive Officer of Reliv International, Inc. and the son of the company’s founders. Montgomery received a Juris Doctor in 1999 and previously served as Corporate Counsel for the company, before transitioning to focus on sales and marketing as Vice President and then President.
Ryan Reigle, Director (term expiring 2024)
Reigle is a fourth generation descendant of Regal Ware founder J.O. Reigle and the current President and CEO of the company.
Andrew Schmidt, Director (term expiring 2024)
Schmidt is the Managing Director for Amway North America and has been with the company since 2013.