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Young Living Essential Oils names new CEO

Young Living Essential Oils, a world leader in essential oils based in Lehi, recently announced the promotion of Mary Young as its new Chief Executive Officer. Gary Young, her husband, has voluntarily resigned as CEO so he can pursue book writing and philanthropic initiatives, entrusting his wife to lead the future growth of the company.

Mary's vast background in network marketing and her love for the industry make this an exciting opportunity for her. Mary's experience as a distributor for 10 years and her 20 years as a corporate executive have prepared her for this new opportunity.

"What started over two decades ago as a personal passion for both Gary and I has grown into a worldwide company committed to transforming the lives of millions," Mary said. "Prior to launching Young Living with Gary, I established and grew my own successful direct selling business. This experience has led to a 'member first' mindset for Young Living and continues to shape our culture and policies. My love of the Young Living lifestyle has played a vital role in bringing the mission and benefits of Young Living to the world."

More than three million people use Young Living products globally.

"We have more new products, partnerships, and exciting opportunities to pursue than ever before, Mary said. "I will lead the Young Living team on a continued path of wellness, purpose and abundance."

With the promotion of Mary to CEO, Young Living is now the largest female owned and operated company in Utah.

doTerra adds Kirk Jowers to executive management team

dōTERRA, a leading global essential oils company based in Pleasant Grove, announced the addition of Kirk Jowers to its executive management team. Most recently, Jowers held the position as Director of the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, a position he held for ten years.

After spending a decade building the Hinckley Institute, Jowers stated that he was ready for a new challenge, and out of many potential offers, dōTERRA was the most exciting.

“Many people have asked why I would ever leave the Hinckley Institute and my Washington D.C. law firm. I loved every minute of my time in those capacities. Nevertheless, I left for what I have come to call the three P’s of dōTERRA: people, product, and purpose,” said Jowers. “The people at dōTERRA are extraordinary. I was beyond impressed, however, with the executives and their vision for the company.”

When asked what he wants to focus on first, Jowers said, “Expanding dōTERRA's Co-impact Sourcing™. dōTERRA is responsibly sourcing products from 31 countries, while helping lift entire communities out of abject poverty."

dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing is a responsible sourcing model developed by dōTERRA that helps ensure a long-term supply of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for the company, while helping strengthen economies in developing countries of its growers around the world.

“Through Co-Impact Sourcing, lives are changing,” Jowers said. “It is already an incredible model and I look forward to building on the great work already being done by dōTERRA. It can become the blueprint for countless other companies as a path out of poverty for the people of developing countries.”

As vice president of corporate relations, Jowers will oversee public, government and international relations.

Karissa Neely reports on Business & Community events, and can be reached at (801) 344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely

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