Board of Directors

Steven Becker

Executive Vice President, Treasurer & Compliance

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

In his present position, Mr. Becker is responsible for the company's treasury management functions, including all borrowings and financing, bank relationships, cash management, and other finance-related activities. He also oversees mortgages, leases, real estate transactions and all bank loan compliance documentation, among other duties. In addition, Mr. Becker actively oversees the company's government relations activities, both at the state and federal levels. He says, "This is one of my prime responsibilities, representing Southern's role and interest in our industry's three-tier system.

 

Mr. Becker graduated from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He went on to study law and received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law. Before starting his professional career, he received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Terry Brick

Senior Vice President, General Manager - Illinois
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

 

Terry Brick is a 14-year veteran of Southern Wine & Spirits and has over 30 years of industry experience. Terry was born in Traverse City, MI and earned his B.S. from Michigan State University. He worked for several suppliers and distributors in the Washington, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Illinois markets prior to coming to SWS. Terry and his wife, Barbara, have three children.

Nadine Heidrich

Chief Financial Officer
Breakthru Beverage Group

 

Nadine Heidrich serves as CFO of Wirtz Corp located in Illinois. Previously she served as CFO of Wirtz Beverage Illinois, an entity of Wirtz Corp. Heidrich has been a member of the Wirtz Beverage Illinois leadership team since 2009. She has also held senior positions with three public companies, including Vice President and Corporate Controller for Fortune Brands, which owned and operated Jim Beam. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA and CMA.

David Lockie

President Midwest Region

Breakthru Beverage Group

 

David Lockie serves as President Midwest Region for Breakthru Beverage. He previously served as a Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wirtz Beverage Illinois and Minnesota. He also jointly oversaw the company’s interests within JBW Group of Iowa. David is a seasoned leader with nearly 30 years of industry experience.

 

In his current role, he drives the Breakthru Beverage culture of execution across states through all aspects of sales including planning, implementation, measurement, integration and innovation strategies. His commitment to leadership and vision has successfully contributed to overall company objectives by continually surpassing key revenue and account goals. David also plays a leadership and mentorship role for the company’s sales consultants.

 

Alan Steen

Vice President Government Affairs, Central and Control States

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

 

Alan Steen has been involved in all aspects of the beverage alcohol regulatory and legislative processes for over 15 years. As the past Administrator of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Alan brings a unique perspective to agency policy, rulemaking, regulation, and legislative change. Alan works closely with national leadership across all aspects of the industry to bring continuity to company direction and goals, and is the liaison for compliance inquiries for the Central and Control Regions at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. Alan lives southwest of Dallas with his wife Tandy, who enjoys a small farm and all things outdoors.

Jennifer Zenker

Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs

Breakthru Beverage Group

 

As Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing BBG's state and federal legislative and regulatory agendas in all of its markets. Jennifer also counsels the company on a broad range of topics, and is responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance across BBG's multi-state operations.

Jennifer joined BBG's corporate team in 2008 after practicing law in New York and Washington, D.C. at the firms Clifford Chance and Howrey, LLP. Most recently, she served as the Company's Assistant General Counsel. Jennifer graduated with honors from George Washington University's National Law Center, and holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Breakthru Beverage Group is one of the nation's leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages.

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