FALLON, NV, August 06, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Billy Thompson has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Inclusion in which is limited to individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields and have made innumerable contributions to society as a whole.
Throughout his career, Thompson has been celebrated for his contributions to the field, including a number of honors from the Chamber of Commerce, including being honored as the Business Leader of the Year and recognized for Marketing of the Year in 2017. Additionally, he has been awarded multiple times in his career as the Salesperson of the Year and subsequently presented with numerous sales, operation, and achievement awards and honors.
With nearly two decades of professional experience to his credit, Thompson has excelled in his career with remarkable results and accomplishments, most recently as the creator of Lumegent. Built with his wife, Jillian Thompson, he has held the post of president and chief executive officer of the company since 2016.
Prior to this role, Thompson developed his consulting career by building a consulting/printing company in a partnership from 2010 to 2016. Earlier, he held roles as a regional director, senior director of marketing, and senior management positions.
Losing his father at age 16, building his career became a necessity for Thompson, putting college on the backburner. However, he never allowed his setbacks to dictate his future. When asking how he was able to overcome these challenges, he described "Quoting Drew Brees, anyone can see the adversity in a difficult situation, but it takes a stronger person to see the opportunity." After building a career and a corporation, Thompson joined a prestigious degree program at the Purdue University, and is set for an early 2020 graduation, while continuing to build the next phase of Lumegent.
The time, effort and dedication Thompson gave remained focused without sacrificing his true passions: family, maintaining his affiliations in charity work, donating and volunteering time, sponsorships, and mentoring. He has donated and volunteered with many local youth programs and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he has supported the veteran-focused Save Protect Foundation with the donation of a marketing rebrand and print materials. He also works on the development and sponsorship of athletes looking to reach their dreams and positively change the world, like his continued support of Sean Sweeney, "The Cowboy", an elite CrossFit athlete.
When asked about his driving force behind his success, Mr. Thompson said, "Without a doubt, my wife, my Jillian. She's my "why", along with our daughter, Keiren. Together, those girls give me the motivation each day to build a life they deserve and do things that make them proud. It's not an easy road to find success. It's about stepping outside your comfort zone while pushing beyond any and all possible limits set by you, or anyone. I haven't reached my full potential yet; this is just the beginning. To quote the musical Hamilton, there's a million things I haven't done, just you wait."
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