SWS National Accounts Offices

Contact Us
Southern Wine & Spirits of America
National Accounts Division
7101 TPC Dr.
Suite 150
Orlando, Florida 32822
407-855-7610
800-257-7380

Southern Wine & Spirits of America
National Accounts Division

17101 Valley View Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-926-2000
800-262-4797


SWS National Accounts Leaders
Ken Kribel – Senior Vice President, Director National Accounts
Bill Edwards – VP National Accounts Director of Sales
Michael Wanamaker – VP Hotels & Resorts
Nancy Curry – VP National Accounts Sales
Tony Dalton – Corporate Accounts Dir On Premise
Andrea Christensen – Corporate Accounts Dir On Premise
Patsy Garcia – National Accounts Administrator


George Fisher - SVP Retail National Accounts - Off Premise
Dave Cecil - VP Strategic Accounts - Safeway
Scott Russell - VP Strategic Accounts - SuperValu/CVS
Ryan Lawrence - VP Strategic Accounts - Walmart/Sam’s
Jeff Coons - VP Strategic Accounts, Sam’s Club
John Balden - Director Strategic Accounts – Total Wine & More
Carl D’Ambrose - VP Kroger/Walgreens
Sean Griffin - Director Strategic Accounts, Walmart Stores
Todd Collatin - Director Strategic Accounts, Target/SuperValu
Ryan Sass - Director Strategic Accounts, Kroger

 


National Accounts News
    
Southern Wine & Spirits of America Appoints Felix Williams to Vice President, Strategic Accounts - Publix Newly-Created Role Underscores Southern’s Commitment to Publix and the Growing National Accounts Channel
January 30, 2012, Miami, FL - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with current operations in 35 states, is proud to announce the appointment of Felix Williams to Vice President, Strategic Accounts, responsible for managing the relationship between Southern and Publix.  This newly-created, national position underscores Southern’s dedication and commitment to strategic national accounts like Publix.Read More

TGI FRIDAY’S HONORS SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA, INC. WITH BEVERAGE INNOVATION AWARD
Miami, FL, April 18, 2011 – Last month, TGI Friday’s (TGIF) honored Southern Wine & Spirits of America’s (Southern) National Accounts Team with their “Beverage Innovation Award”. Working together, Southern and TGIF developed and put in test a new beverage strategy that shows innovation in beverage offerings and technique.Read More

Outback Steakhouse Honors SWS On-Premise National Accounts Team
We are very proud to announce that Outback Steakhouse has honored (again) the SWS On-Premise National Accounts Team with its “Purveyor of the Year” award for 2010. In congratulating Southern on this honor, Outback Steakhouse President Jeff Smith said,“As ‘Purveyor of the Year’, your partnership is greatly appreciated and your ‘above and beyond’ efforts have certainly not gone unnoticed. With admiration, we would like to express our sincere regards by providing to you an Outback Steakhouse ‘Purveyor of the Year’ Award….” On behalf of Southern’s Senior Management, we want to take this opportunity to congratulate Ken Kribel, Bill Edwards and our entire On-Premise National Accounts Team on this great honor. Read More

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Appoints Walter Cowell as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Treasury Wine Estates and Skyy Spirits Portfolios
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Walter Cowell as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Southern’s Supplier Strategy group handling the Treasury Wine Estates and Skyy Spirits portfolios. Cowell has assumed his new role effective March 1, 2011 and reports to Kevin Fennessey.Read More

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Promotes Sean Griffin to Director of Strategic Accounts for Wal-Mart
Southern Wine & Spirits of America is proud to announce the promotion of Sean Griffin to Director of Strategic Accounts - Wal-Mart. Sean will assume his new role effective April 1, 2011 and will report to Jeff Coons, VP-Strategic Accounts – Wal-Mart / Sam’s.Read More

SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA STRENGTHENS ITS ON-PREMISE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS TEAM
Miami, FL, March 16, 2011 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with current operations in 33 states, is proud to announce the appointment of Andrea Christensen as Corporate Accounts Director of the Company’s National Accounts Team. Christensen will report to Bill Edwards, Vice President, Director of Sales. She assumed her new responsibilities March 1, 2011.Read More

Morton's Restaurant Group Honors SWS as 2007 Vendor of the Year
MIAMI - October 1, 2007 – Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with a tradition of delivering the highest levels of service excellence since 1968, today announced that the Company’s National Accounts Group has been honored as “Vendor of the Year – 2007” by Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc... Read More

SWS of Florida Recognized as Wal-Mart Supplier of the Quarter
MIAMI - August 30, 2007 – Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with a tradition of delivering the highest levels of service excellence since 1968, announced today, it received Wal-Mart Stores’ Supplier of the Quarter in the Wine and Spirits category.  As recipient of this recognition, Southern Wine & Spirits was praised for “stellar results” during the first quarter of 2007 as a supplier to Wal-Mart Stores, based in Bentonville, Ark., according to Steve Power, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida...Read More

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Forms New National Accounts Division
Nation's Largest Alcoholic Beverage Distributor Establishes Corporate On-Premise Strategic Sales Team to Service Top National Restaurant & Hotel Groups ...Read More