Southern Wine & Spirits of America Appoints Ryan Lawrence to Vice President, National Accounts - Walmart
Newly-Created Role Underscores Southern’s Commitment to the Growing National Accounts Channel
01/16/2012 - MIAMI (Business Wire) - 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 Ryan Lawrence to Vice President, National Accounts, leading Southern’s team that manages the relationship with Walmart and Sam’s Club. This newly created, national position underscores Southern’s dedication and commitment to strategic partnerships with key national accounts.
Ryan has a rich background in sales and marketing with Campbell’s — most recently as Director of Category Management. Prior to his Campbell’s role, Ryan worked at wine supplier Constellation Brands where he was Director of Strategic Accounts focusing on Category Management for Walmart and Sam’s Club.
Commenting on the appointment, Kevin Fennessey, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing said, “Ryan’s experience leading teams for progressive consumer product companies should perfectly position him to lead the growing relationship between Walmart, Sam’s and Southern Wine & Spirits.”
“Ryan is a talented sales and marketing professional with the deep national accounts and category management experience we are looking for,” commented George Fisher, Senior Vice President, National Off-Premise Accounts. “We look forward to having him head up our Walmart and Sam’s Club relationship,” added Fisher.
This appointment is effective immediately, and Lawrence will report directly to Fisher.
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