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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: MICHAEL D. SMITH, V.P. & GEN. COUNSEL, NU SKIN INTERNATIONAL

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Michael Dan Smith

Vice president and general counselNu Skin International

VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 48

Where born: Salt Lake City

Family: Spouse, Kay Smith, and seven children

Education: B.S. political science at Brigham Young University; J.D. from University of Utah; MPA from BYU

Primary products: Personal care and nutritional products

Number of employees: More than 1,500

Annual sales volume: $500 million

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Greenskeeper, Willow Creek Country Club.

Managment style: Promote initiative and provide support.

Keys to success: Excellent education and interest in people.

One lesson I've learned in my work: Be slow to judge; gather all the facts.

What I like about my line of work: Association with co-workers.

My hero: Abraham Lincoln.

Leisure time and hobbies: Golfing, running and family.

Favorite book: "Lila."

Favorite movie: "City Slickers."