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June 01, 2011

DSA News

Neil Offen: The End of an Era


For 40 years, Neil Offen has served the direct selling industry through legislative battles, regulatory victories, economic turmoil, record growth, international expansion, rapidly evolving technology and much, much more. He has rubbed shoulders with industry legends, world leaders and hopeful entrepreneurs. He has been a leader, mentor, visionary and friend. But most of all, Neil has never wavered in his commitment to the highest ethical standards and his belief that direct selling done right has the power to change the world, one person at a time. Thanks, Neil, for sharing the last four decades with us.

Offen presents his State of the Industry Address at DSA’s Annual Meeting in 2010. The event’s audience has been able to count on Offen’s no-nonsense assessment of direct selling. Offen, then Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, and Alan Luce, then Vice President and Senior Associate Counsel at DSA, take a pause outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 1976 where they were testifying before a Senate Committee on the Mondale Anti-Pyramid Scheme Bill. Offen presents the Champion of Free Enterprise Award to Congressman Richard Gephardt, former House Democratic Minority Leader. Rep. Gephardt was one of dozens of legislators, regulators and political leaders from around the world Offen met in his work on behalf of DSA and WFDSA.
Offen presents his State of the Industry Address at DSA’s Annual Meeting in 2010. The event’s audience has been able to count on Offen’s no-nonsense assessment of direct selling. Offen, then Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, and Alan Luce, then Vice President and Senior Associate Counsel at DSA, take a pause outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 1976 where they were testifying before a Senate Committee on the Mondale Anti-Pyramid Scheme Bill. Offen presents the Champion of Free Enterprise Award to Congressman Richard Gephardt, former House Democratic Minority Leader. Rep. Gephardt was one of dozens of legislators, regulators and political leaders from around the world Offen met in his work on behalf of DSA and WFDSA.