Jenny Hillenburg Of Soddy Daisy Promoted To National Executive Director For Thirty-One Gifts

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jenny Hillenburg
Jenny Hillenburg

Thirty-One Gifts announced Wednesday Jenny Hillenburg of Soddy Daisy has been promoted to national executive director. National executive director is the top leadership level in Thirty-One’s career path, and Ms. Hillenburg is one of 12 women to reach this level.

Thirty-One Gifts, based out of Columbus, Ohio, is the #1 direct-selling company of "stylish and functional purses, totes, home organization solutions and much more."

Ms. Hillenburg is one of many stories Thirty-One has seen played out since the company formed in 2003. Ms. Hillenburg was the company’s first consultant; she earned Top in Team Sales 2005-2009. She is a member of the company’s Circle of Honor. She is a 2007-2012 member of the Presidential Advisory Council and a 2009-2013 Leadership Council member. Ms. Hillenburg has also earned and traveled on all of the company’s leadership incentive trips.

“We are so proud of our amazing national executive directors as they reach this premiere level in Thirty-One’s career path,” said Founder and CEO Cindy Monroe. “To reach this level of leadership, a national executive director has built a substantial team and shown unmatched leadership. These women demonstrate that with Thirty-One, you can achieve your dreams and those of your family and have a successful career, on your terms.”

Thirty-One’s mission is to Celebrate, Encourage and Reward women. Ms. Monroe created the company to provide an opportunity for women to achieve financial freedom, find personal fulfillment and realize their dreams through becoming successful business owners. 


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