Lehi, UT – 31st May 2018 – Jared Turner
, President and Chief Operating Officer at Young Living Essential Oils
—the world leader in essential oils—was awarded a Silver Stevie® in the Executive of the Year category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. The award recognizes executives’ achievements in growing companies, inspiring employees, and driving the industry in which they serve forward.
Since joining the company in 2012, Turner has been influential in helping Young Living grow into a billion-dollar global enterprise by fusing his passion for nature with the company’s purpose-driven core to unite 3,000+ employees, 4.5 million customers, and more than 17 corporate and partner farms on 6 different continents. One Stevie Award judge noted, “Jared’s leadership comes through in the great accomplishments the company has achieved and the accolades it has received.”
Under Turner’s leadership, Young Living’s 2017 sales surpassed $1.5 billion, and its revenues have grown 800 percent over the last five years. His love for the earth led him to work closely with D. Gary Young, Young Living’s founder, to champion Young Living’s Seed to Seal® commitment. This rigorous quality control program ensures that all Young Living products meet strict purity and sustainability specifications. It’s no wonder a Stevie Award judge made the distinction by adding, “It’s great to see an executive rolling up his sleeves and getting involved in all aspects of the production process.”
“Jared is a proven leader and trusted advisor, who works tirelessly to mentor and grow a global leadership team to never lose sight of Young Living’s mission of sharing the gift of high quality, pure essential oils worldwide,” said Mary Young
, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “His international law and business background combined with his purpose-driven mindset has been an extraordinary asset to further fuel Young Living’s domestic and international growth. We’re proud to see Jared recognized with this well-deserved award."
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. “The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.