Bill Hawks is Vice President of Operations for Southern Wine and Spirits of Mississippi. Bill joined the Southern family since our recent acquisition of D.J. Koenig & Associates, Inc. in February 2006. Bill has worked in the industry for over 17 years and prior to Southern, he served in the capacity of Vice President/General Manager at D.J. Koenig and Associates, Inc., a wine and spirits brokerage operation that at one time had operations in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. During the same time frame, Bill was also instrumental in starting a non-alcoholic distribution business which included mixers, juices, wine glasses and bar accessories. In a short time this business became the dominant non-alcoholic supplier to the package stores and bars in the state of Mississippi.
Prior to working for D.J. Koenig, Bill worked in the computer software business, first at a company writing small finance and insurance software for car dealerships then moving quickly to managing