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October 09, 2017

U.S. News

USANA Names New Foundation President, Board Member

Photo: Brian Paul

The USANA True Health Foundation (THF), today announced the promotion of Brian Paul to President of the 501(c)(3) organization. Paul has been with USANA for more than 12 years, most recently serving as the Foundation’s executive director of communications.

“I am honored and excited to continue this journey in this new role with the True Health Foundation,” said Paul. “Since joining THF in 2015, our team has had the opportunity to make a significant impact on children and families throughout the world, and I look forward to continuing to grow our efforts and expand our reach.”

Paul has been active in driving the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, most recently raising over 1 million meals during USANA’s International Convention in August 2017. He has also spearheaded THF’s mission trips as well as coordinated aid efforts for victims of natural disasters throughout the world.

“Brian is a proven leader who has demonstrated a combination of creative genius, heart and incredible work ethic from day one of joining THF,” said Jim Bramble, Chief Legal Officer at USANA. “We couldn’t have chosen a better candidate to lead the Foundation and look forward to seeing his growth and commitment to serving those in need throughout the world.”

Through humanitarian missions, regular contributions, fundraising projects and collaborations with the Women’s Tennis Association, the nonprofit organization has raised more than $13 million to aid hundreds around the world since its inception in 2012. 

USANA also announced last week that J. Scott Nixon has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Nixon joins the board as an independent director and brings a wealth of accounting, finance and corporate strategy expertise. The USANA board now has eight members, five of whom are independent.

Myron W. Wentz, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, commented, “I’m very pleased to welcome Scott Nixon to our Board. He brings significant finance, accounting and industry experience, with over three decades in international and domestic audit and business advisory services across a variety of industries, including direct selling, which will provide tremendous value to USANA.”

“Having spent several years working directly with USANA, I am very familiar with the company’s business and the strong corporate values and commitment to health and nutrition that make it a leader in its industry,” said Nixon. “I am honored to accept a seat on the company’s Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to USANA’s future success.”

Nixon, a certified public accountant, retired in 2015 as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he spent over 31 years in various roles, including office managing partner and engagement partner over public and private companies in many industries. His career involved providing audit and business advisory services. He is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow, the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance professionals. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting from Utah State University.