Lehi, Utah – June 24, 2020 – Young Living Essential Oils
, the world leader and original pioneer of the modern essential oils movement, today announced that its 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,” says 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 mindset 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 10 revenue-generating direct sales companies in the world. 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,” says 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.”
For more information about the 2020 CEO of the Year award, please visit Utahbusiness.com