NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 9, 2018 – Southwestern Family of Companies, one of the largest and oldest private corporations in Tennessee, announces the promotion of Beth Jackson to vice president and corporate controller.
As 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. Jackson will also work in tandem with Southwestern Family of Companies’ New Business Development Team, developing the accounting staff to support new businesses within the family of companies.
“I am thrilled to accept this new role, as well as have the opportunity to join the New Business Development Team to help Southwestern Family of Companies achieve our long-term expansion goals,” says Jackson. “Our leadership has set forth exciting plans for growth, and I look forward to supporting new business development to achieve the company’s goal of investing, inspiring and impacting lives worldwide.”
Jackson joined Southwestern Family of Companies in 1996. During her 22-year tenure at Southwestern Family of Companies, she has assisted with the implementation of SAP, the software system used for accounting and reporting. Her leadership ensured the on-budget and efficient implementation of the system.
“A dedicated, hardworking member of the Southwestern Family of Companies, Jackson has risen through progressive promotions from senior accountant to accounting manager, assistant controller, corporate controller and now to vice president and corporate controller,” says CEO Dustin Hillis. “Jackson will continue to serve as an excellent source of wisdom and expertise to our new business team as we continue to grow our family of companies over the next 30 years.”
Jackson graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1986. She lives with her husband Troy in Pleasant View, TN and they have two adult children, Trevor and Tiffany.
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About Southwestern Family of Companies:
Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies is one of the largest and oldest private corporations in Tennessee with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Canada. Southwestern Family of Companies is comprised of 16 companies across industries with the shared goals of building people and helping customers. Current members of the family of companies include Great American Opportunities, the largest school fundraising business worldwide; Southwestern Investments; Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct sales business in the U.S.; Southwestern Tax Services; Southwestern Real Estate; Southwestern Publishing; Wildtree – one of the fastest-growing party planning businesses in the U.S.; Southwestern Travel; Global Educational Concepts; Southwestern Insurance – offering property and casualty insurance; Southwestern Consulting; Thinking Ahead – a specialist professional search firm; and SBR – a sales performance improvement consulting business. For more information on Southwestern Family of Companies, visit www.southwestern.com.