Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota Announces Leadership Transitions
August 21, 2013 – Minneapolis, Minnesota: Will Conniff, Executive Vice President, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, Kentucky & Minnesota—all divisions of the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—announced today several leadership transitions in Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota (SWS-Minnesota).
Outlining the transitions, Conniff said, “Having worked with John Acott for a number of years in our SWS-Illinois division, I have developed a high confidence in his capabilities to achieve strong brand growth across the retail trade.” Conniff continued, “Given this, John has been appointed to the role of Vice-President, General Sales Manager of SWS-Minnesota—managing our entire commercial organization across the Minnesota market.”
Conniff continued, “With the recent departure of Vice President, General Sales Manager-Wine Jeff Quale, I am pleased to move Dan Daul into this lead wine role—overseeing our sales in this exclusive distribution category in Minnesota. Dan brings tremendous energy, wine knowledge and in-market experience to this important ro