Board Member Candidates Offer Extensive Experience in International, Direct
Selling and Financial Operations
PROVO, Utah, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) today announced that Thomas Pisano, Nevin Andersen and David Ussery have been nominated by the board to stand for election at the company's annual shareholder meeting on June 25, 2008. The slate of nominees will also include eight candidates who are currently serving as members of the company's board of directors.
"We are honored to have such a prestigious slate of board candidates," said Blake Roney, chairman of the board. "Each of our new board candidates has had significant influence on the direct selling industry and collectively bring more than a century of strategic leadership in direct selling. We expect that their combined expertise will serve as a great asset to our company as we move forward in achieving our 2008 business targets and realize our long-term vision of becoming the world's leading direct selling company."
Thomas R. Pisano
Pisano's career has spanned 40 years, with 25 years in the direct selling industry. A seasoned veteran from Avon, Pisano held key leadership positions at the company including vice president of global business development, area vice president for the Americas, area vice president for Latin America/Pacific.
Currently, Pisano serves as president and chief executive officer of Overseas Military Sales Corp. which operates in 30 countries worldwide. Prior to this role, Pisano worked as the company's chief operating officer for five years. He also spent two years as vice president and head of The Topps Company's international division.
Pisano graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in industrial management, and holds a master's of business administration from Dartmouth College with an emphasis in finance and marketing.
Nevin N. Andersen
Andersen is an accomplished professional with more than 40 years of experience in various financial management roles. Andersen spent nearly 24 years with Shaklee Corporation in various financial roles, including serving as Shaklee's chief financial officer from April 1990 through early 2003 when he retired. In 2005, Shaklee asked Andersen to return to serve as an interim chief financial officer and assist with the transition to a new chief financial officer, which concluded in February of this year.
Prior to his work at Shaklee, Andersen worked with the auditing firm Price Waterhouse & Co. for 10 years and as an officer in the U.S. Army Finance Corps. Andersen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in accountancy.
David D. Ussery
A direct selling veteran, Ussery has helped shape the industry by serving in strategic leadership positions for more than 50 years. He began his career with Avon where he worked for more than 30 years in a variety of management roles, including vice president of U.S. field operations, vice president of the company's Pacific field operations, and as area vice president and chairman of the board for Avon Japan, the company's second-largest organization at the time.
Most recently, Ussery served as president and representative director for Amway in Japan and Korea. In addition, he served in various leadership roles throughout Asia since joining the company in 1992. Ussery graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in management.
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company operating in 47 markets throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe. The company markets premium quality personal care products under the Nu Skin(R) brand, science- based nutritional supplements under the Pharmanex(R) brand, and technology based products and services under the Big Planet(R) brand. Nu Skin Enterprises is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NUS."
More information is available online at http://www.nuskinenterprises.com.
|SOURCE Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.|
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