Young Living Essential Oils has announced that it has named Jared S. Turner as its president. Turner also will remain as chief operating officer, the role in which he has served for the past two years. He will continue to work closely with the Lehi, Utah-based company’s founder and chairman of the Board Gary Young and CEO Mary Young to fulfill their vision of providing Young Living’s pure essential oils to every home in the world.
“I demand perfection because our members deserve the best, and Jared is the trusted leader who has ridden the river beside me through the ups and downs of this essential oils journey,” said Gary Young. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. He shares my love of people, natural health, adventure and nature. Jared has proven himself and will carry my vision forward.”
According to the company, Turner has been a driving force in growing Young Living into a billion-dollar business. Revenue has increased by more than 800 percent over the past five years, and the company now has more than 4 million customers, 3,000 employees and 16 corporate and partner farms worldwide.
“Jared’s purpose-driven mindset is a perfect asset to guide our company forward,” said Mary Young. “Under his guidance, Young Living is well-positioned to follow the path that Gary and I envisioned 24 years ago, when we started the company.”
Turner joined Young Living in 2012 as associate general counsel over international with a strong background in international business and law. He was then appointed chief sales and marketing officer, where he was responsible for strategically identifying and executing Young Living’s global vision for growth, overseeing 20 markets and managing over 1,000 global sales and marketing employees.
“This is the honor of a lifetime, and I don’t take it lightly,” said Turner. “Gary and Mary set a path for Young Living where people are first and foremost, the quality of essential oils is paramount and creating a connection to nature is imperative. Young Living will never deviate from that path under my leadership as we continue to share the gift of essential oils with millions of people.”
Prior to joining Young Living, Turner was an international business attorney at Kirton McConkie, the largest law firm in Utah, where he advised multinational companies and nonprofits on expanding their businesses internationally. Turner also successfully built and ran his own companies, and has two decades of experience in network marketing.