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Executive Focus: Cynthia Graney, Senior packaging specialist and designer Nu Skin International Inc.


Age: 38

Where born: Rochester, N.Y.

Education: Degree in criminal justice, sign language interpreter for the deaf and packaging science at Rochester Institute of Technology

Primary products: Facial care, body care, hair care, cosmetics

Number of employees: 2,000

Annual sales: $1 billion


First "real" job: Sign language interpreter for the deaf in the College of Science & Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Management style: Common sense with set goals.

Keys to success: Know where you are headed and be ready for a detour.

One lesson learned in my work: Listen to others.

What I like about my work: Constant opportunity and change.

My heroes: My parents.

Leisure time and hobbies: Cooking, skiing, listening to music.

Favorite book: "Cats" by T.S. Elliot.

Favorite movie: "The Out of Towners."