SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA APPOINTS WILL CONNIFF TO OVERSEE ITS MINNESOTA DIVISION
SOUTHERN TO ADD MINNESOTA TO CONNIFF’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES OF ILLINOIS AND KENTUCKY

DAN DAUL, VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL SALES MANAGER OF SOUTHERN’S MINNESOTA DIVISION, TO CONTINUE TO LEAD IN-MARKET SALES AND SUPPLIER RELATIONS

Miami, Florida, February 13, 2012 – Brad Vassar, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor, today announced the expansion of senior management responsibilities for Will Conniff, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern’s Illinois and Kentucky operations. Conniff’s duties will now also include overseeing the Company’s Minnesota division.

Commenting on Conniff’s new Minnesota accountabilities, Vassar said, “Will’s additional management duties take effect immediately—with Dan Daul, Vice President, General Sales Manager of Southern’s Minnesota division, to report directly to Conniff.”

Regarding Conniff’s expanded role, Wayne Chaplin, President & Chief Operating Officer of Southern, added, “Will has been and is a valued leader of Southern’s management team for 35 years. For the last decade, he has expertly directed our operations in both Kentucky and Illinois, enhancing the level of service we provide to our customers and supplier partners in these two markets. We have no doubt that he will do the same in Minnesota.”



About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 35 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in the following markets: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. In addition, Southern has a presence in Maryland and the District of Columbia through a joint venture with F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits as well as a joint venture operation in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor Distributing Company. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 12,500 team members.

Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, see: http://www.southernwine.com


Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 (Archive on Wednesday, March 14, 2012)
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