John Parker, Chief Sales Officer, Amway

John Parker is Chief Sales Officer for Amway and is responsible for the company’s global sales operations. He has spent nearly 25 years working with Amway Business Owners around the world.

He joined Amway in 1993 as a Distributor Relations Sales Manager and later became Director of Sales for North America. He was later named Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Amway North America and, in 2003, he became Chief Marketing Officer for Amway globally. In 2007, he was named President of Amway Japan, leading all operations for one of Amway’s largest markets. He returned to Ada as Vice President and Chief Sales Officer in 2012.

Parker is the current Chairman of the U.S. Direct Selling Association and serves on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He also is a member of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Board of Directors and Executive Committee and served four terms as Chairman of DSEF. He is a past member of the leadership advisory board for the College of Business at Ferris State University. Parker earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the varsity golf team.