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U.S. DSA Announces 2019 Officers, Directors

The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently announced elected officers and directors to the association’s Board of Directors.   Officers and directors of the association are recognized leaders who have earned the respect of their colleagues and the public and are committed to lead and direct the affairs of the association. The board officers will each serve one-year…

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Southwestern Family Of Companies Announced the Promotion Of Kristi Anderson To Vice President Of Marketing

Anderson

Southwestern Family of Companies recently announced the promotion of Kristi Anderson to vice president of marketing, a newly created position for the family of companies. In addition to leading a new team to create and execute marketing strategies and campaigns, Anderson will continue her involvement with the new business development team alongside chief executive officer Dustin Hillis, chairman…

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DSN Announces the 2019 Global 100!

Global 100 Ranking

Direct Selling News tonight announced its Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world. Since 2004, DSN has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. In 2009, the magazine thought it fitting to further recognize the industry by compiling the…

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Dr. Ralph Brigham, Southwestern Awarded Top U.S. Internship for 2019

Southwestern Advantage

Dr. Ralph Brigham and Southwestern Advantage have been selected as award recipients of the 2019 Charles F. Kettering Award. Each year, Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes one recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Award for excellence in industry, business or government internship/cooperative education programs. CEIA is the national leader in cooperative education and…

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Beth Jackson Named Southwestern’s VP and Corporate Controller

Beth Jackson

Nashville, Tenn.-based Southwestern Family of Companies recently announced the promotion of Beth Jackson to vice president and corporate controller. Jackson will oversee the accounting department and be responsible for payroll, accounts payable, tax, audit, budget, general ledger, consolidated financial reporting, cash management and staffing functions. She will also work in tandem with Southwestern Family of Companies’…

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Dustin Hillis Appointed New CEO of Southwestern

Dustin Willis

Southwestern, the 163-year-old direct seller and one of Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest private corporations, recently announced the appointment of a new CEO. On July 1, Dustin Hillis will be promoted to the position held by Henry Bedford since 2006. Bedford will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of the corporation and as…

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DSN Announces the 2018 Global 100!

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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Southwestern: Company’s 150-Year-Old Mission Continues to Inspire

Photo: Southwestern group service project in Dominican Republic. “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT OUR INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES WITH SOUTHWESTERN PROVIDED was the development of character—doing what needed to be done whether we felt like it or not.” “Yes, the planning, goal setting and book-keeping were all good skills, but it was ‘hitting the wall,’ which we all…

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Advocating for the Direct Selling Community

Advocating for the Direct Selling Community

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue: The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling Bringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling  Advocating for the Direct Selling Community  Navigating the Millennial-Driven World Sticking to a Winning Business Model Leading with Passion and Commitment Launching New Products and Segments Recruiting and…

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DSN Announces the 2017 Global 100!

2017 Global 100

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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