Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot
Frank L. VanderSloot has been leading Melaleuca, Inc. since it began in September 1985. During that time, VanderSloot has guided the company’s growth and made it into a global enterprise with annual revenues over $2 billion. Melaleuca serves hundreds of thousands of households in 20 countries and territories across the globe, and VanderSloot has overseen the development of more than 400 wellness products.
Under VanderSloot’s direction, Melaleuca has been recognized for its outstanding growth and success by several organizations, including Inc. magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ernst & Young, CNN and USA Today have named him as the Entrepreneur of the Year. He has served as a board member on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years.
Before his time at Melaleuca, VanderSloot worked at two Fortune 500 companies, serving as a Regional Vice President at Automated Data Processing (ADP) before becoming Vice President at Cox Communications.
VanderSloot has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. In addition to his position with Melaleuca, he owns one of the largest herds of Angus cattle in the U.S. He and his wife, Belinda, live in Idaho Falls. They have 14 children.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas presented Frank with the award during a special ceremony in the Chamber of the Supreme Court Building.
He was selected because of his contribution to free enterprise and helping people reach the American Dream.
The interior of the building is highlighted by custom woodwork throughout, two large fireplaces, a grand staircase, and a three-story atrium.
Despite this being a completely new structure, it was paid for entirely with cash, as was all the state-of-the-art equipment inside it.
Frank occupies the No. 5 spot and is the highest-ranked non-elected individual on the list.
East Idaho News caught up with VanderSloot to get his thoughts on the award and the story that earned him a place among that prestigious list.