April 7thSimpkins stated: "I have been fortunate to have had a long and very fulfilling career in this industry. While I will miss my many friends and colleagues at SWS, I am thrilled to be working with Young's Market Company and the Underwood, family who I have long admired and respected."
December 1stSouthern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. announced the promotion of Lee Brian Schrager from Director of Media Relations and Special Events to Vice President, Corporate Communications and National Events.
November 12thWirtz Beverage Group announced the appointment of Mark Switaj as Vice President of Training and Development. Switaj will oversee both the strategy and implementation of a unified corporate training and leadership development initiative across the company's national operations.