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W. Rockwell Wirtz

Co-Chairman
food and beverages industry
Breakthru Beverage group
United States of America

W. Rockwell Wirtz

Biography

Rocky Wirtz is a third-generation family leader and is a principal founder and Co-Chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group. Rocky has led the family’s beverage business, Wirtz Beverage Group, where his strategic vision, commitment to investment and time-honored focus on running a value-driven business helped the company grow and expand its partnerships. Rocky also serves as Chairman of Wirtz Corporation, one of the largest privately-held and family-owned companies in the United States. Wirtz Corporation interests extend to a vast array of businesses including Wirtz Realty, Wirtz Insurance, The Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team and banking operations in Illinois and Florida. Rocky is a past Chairman of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, a member of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago, a trustee of Chicago’s Field Museum and a trustee of his alma mater Northwestern University. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Center and co-owner of the facility, for which the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls call home. Rocky has been a recipient of the Chicago Innovation Award, Wholesaler of the Year and other industry accolades for Wirtz Beverage Group’s North American holdings. Rocky’s charitable endeavors include support for numerous civic and charitable organizations. Significant efforts are facilitated through Chicago Blackhawks Charities, which donates annually to dozens of organizations focusing on youth programs, health and wellness, education and housing. He has also established the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Endowment for Visiting Artists at Northwestern University in honor of his grandmother. Danny Wirtz Vice-Chairman Ray Herrmann Chairman Emeritus Greg Baird President & CEO E. Lloyd Sobel Chief Operating Officer Gene Luciana Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Arthur Wirtz Executive Vice President, Operations Ann Giambusso Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer Arlyn Miller Arlyn Miller Executive Vice President, General Counsel Maggie Lapcewich Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications Kevin O'Neil Executive Vice President, Diageo & Moët Hennessy Kevin Roberts Executive Vice President, Supplier Relations Brian Albenze Executive Vice President, Commercial Excellence Joseph Marotta Joseph Marotta President, West Region David Lockie David Lockie President, Midwest Region Kevin Dunn Kevin Dunn President, East Region Bob Catalani President, South Region Julian Burzynski President, Canada ABOUT LOCATIONS BRANDS ACCOUNT SERVICES CAREERS CONTACT US PARTNER PORTAL © Copyright 2017 Breakthru Beverage Group All Rights Reserved Please view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

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Rocky Wirtz is a third-generation family leader and is a principal founder and Co-Chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group. Rocky has led the family’s beverage business, Wirtz Beverage Group, where his strategic vision, commitment to investment and time-honored focus on running a value-driven business helped the company grow and expand its partnerships. Rocky also serves as Chairman of Wirtz Corporation, one of the largest privately-held and family-owned companies in the United States. Wirtz Corporation interests extend to a vast array of businesses including Wirtz Realty, Wirtz Insurance, The Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team and banking operations in Illinois and Florida. Rocky is a past Chairman of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, a member of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago, a trustee of Chicago’s Field Museum and a trustee of his alma mater Northwestern University. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Center and co-owner of the facility, for which the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls call home. Rocky has been a recipient of the Chicago Innovation Award, Wholesaler of the Year and other industry accolades for Wirtz Beverage Group’s North American holdings. Rocky’s charitable endeavors include support for numerous civic and charitable organizations. Significant efforts are facilitated through Chicago Blackhawks Charities, which donates annually to dozens of organizations focusing on youth programs, health and wellness, education and housing. He has also established the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Endowment for Visiting Artists at Northwestern University in honor of his grandmother. Danny Wirtz Vice-Chairman Ray Herrmann Chairman Emeritus Greg Baird President & CEO E. Lloyd Sobel Chief Operating Officer Gene Luciana Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Arthur Wirtz Executive Vice President, Operations Ann Giambusso Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer Arlyn Miller Arlyn Miller Executive Vice President, General Counsel Maggie Lapcewich Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications Kevin O'Neil Executive Vice President, Diageo & Moët Hennessy Kevin Roberts Executive Vice President, Supplier Relations Brian Albenze Executive Vice President, Commercial Excellence Joseph Marotta Joseph Marotta President, West Region David Lockie David Lockie President, Midwest Region Kevin Dunn Kevin Dunn President, East Region Bob Catalani President, South Region Julian Burzynski President, Canada ABOUT LOCATIONS BRANDS ACCOUNT SERVICES CAREERS CONTACT US PARTNER PORTAL © Copyright 2017 Breakthru Beverage Group All Rights Reserved Please view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

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