Young Living Essential Oils announced that Co-Founder and CEO Mary Young has been awarded Utah Business magazine’s 2020 CEO of the Year award.
The CEO of the Year award recognizes Utah CEOs who stand out above the rest by embracing innovation, adopting sound business strategies and building up a track record of proven success.
“Mary is a powerhouse,” said Kelly Case, the Young Living executive team’s chief of staff. “I’ve worked for Young Living for close to 20 years, so I got to watch as Mary’s strong business mind-set helped Young Living grow into the successful organization it is today. She uses her role as CEO to empower and to be a champion for those around her.”
Under Young’s leadership, Young Living recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by launching its 5×5 Pledge initiative; unveiling its Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah; dedicating nearly 12,000 acres to the D. Gary Young Wildlife Sanctuary in memory of Young Living’s late founder; and earning a place as one of the Direct Selling Association’s top companies in the U.S. In addition to overseeing a successful global company, Young spends much of her time overseeing many philanthropic projects sponsored through The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation. These projects include rebuilding and restoring schools in Nepal, helping survivors of human trafficking, providing schooling and scholarships to children in Ecuador, raising funds for firefighting and reforestation efforts in the wake of the Amazon fires, and much more.
“It’s a real honor to receive this award,” said Young. “For me, it’s not so much about change or evolving the business. It’s about instilling the basics of good business practices: honesty, integrity, and working together toward success. When you believe in what you have and what you do, the focus is to grow what you have. Educating on the many facets of our mission is the biggest opportunity imaginable as people search for a path to a healthier lifestyle and a way to help others.”