CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Aug 28, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Reliv International, Inc., (RELV) , a developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary nutritional supplements, today said it named Michael D. Smith, former vice president of government and industry affairs at Nu Skin Enterprises, to its board of directors.
Smith, 60, has wide-ranging experience in the direct selling industry and in international markets. At Nu Skin, prior to his position in government and industry affairs, Smith served as regional vice president for South Asia and the Pacific, and vice president of North Asia and Asian Operations. He also has worked extensively with the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA).
"Michael Smith brings excellent international expertise, particularly in Asia, to our board of directors," said Robert L. Montgomery, chairman, president and CEO of Reliv. "His experience at Nu Skin and his deep knowledge of direct selling gained during his service to DSA will make Michael a great asset to Reliv," he said.
While at Nu Skin, Smith also served as general counsel. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he worked for the Attorney General of Utah, the U.S. Attorney for Utah, and he served on active duty in the Army Judge Adjutant General's (JAG) Corps. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Smith earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University, and a law degree from the University of Utah.
With the addition of Smith, Reliv now has eight members of its board of directors.
Reliv International, Inc., based in suburban St. Louis, Mo., develops, manufactures and markets a proprietary line of nutritional supplements addressing basic nutrition, specific wellness needs, weight management and sports nutrition. Reliv sells its products through an international network marketing system of approximately 65,000 independent distributors. Reliv International's common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol RELV. Additional information about Reliv International, Inc. can be obtained on the Web at http://www.reliv.com .
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