MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that it has appointed Patrick Cassidy to the position of Executive Vice President, General Manager of Florida, effective July 1, 2018. In this role, Mr. Cassidy will be responsible for the company’s performance in the state of Florida, and will report directly to Gene Sullivan, whom Cassidy replaces and who was recently promoted to President, East Region for Southern Glazer’s.
“I can’t think of anyone better suited for this role,” said Sullivan. “Patrick is a proven leader with more than two decades of experience at Southern Glazer’s. I am confident that he will do a great job of building upon our success in Florida.”
Mr. Cassidy has worked for the Company for more than 20 years, advancing through roles of increasing responsibility, from sales management to VP-level positions. In his most recent role as South Florida Vice President and General Manager for Southern Glazer’s, he led a dynamic division that played a critical role in supporting all Company suppliers. He also held leadership roles in Southern Glazer’s Coastal Wine & Spirits and Signature Wine & Spirits divisions. Mr. Cassidy is a graduate of Southern Glazer’s Emerging Leaders Program, a highly competitive development program for top talent across the Southern Glazer's organization. He is also a graduate of the Company’s Preeminent Leadership Program, in partnership with the Harvard Business School of Executive Education. Mr. Cassidy graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration and Management.
“Patrick has led a top-performing team of more than 200 members, who have consistently exceeded supplier expectations, as well as sales and revenue goals,” added Brad Vassar, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Glazer’s. “His people-first, customer-centric approach to leading, coupled with his ability to design and execute successful sales strategies, positions him well for this role. We are thrilled to have Patrick lead the state of Florida for the Company.”
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.