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Southern Glazer’s EVP Miller Announces Retirement

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Miami, Florida-based Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has announced the retirement of Jim Miller, EVP and general manager, Delaware, effective Nov. 1.

“Jim is leaving behind an incredible legacy with Southern Glazer’s,” said Scott Oppenheimer, president, East region, Southern Glazer’s. “He has been instrumental in the growth of Southern Glazer’s in Delaware and beyond, all while instilling our family values in everything he does. Jim is truly a model leader and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Miller’s beverage alcohol career began in 1987 as a sales consultant at Delaware Importers prior to being acquired by Southern Glazer’s. He spent more than three decades in a series of sales and management roles of increasing responsibility. Miller served for 17 years as the division director of Chesapeake division before being promoted to general sales manager, Delaware for Southern Glazer’s.

“Jim’s profound experience and passion for mentoring the next generation has left an indelible mark on our team,” said John Wittig, chief commercial officer, Southern Glazer’s. “He has created a culture in Delaware that we’re forever thankful for. We will all miss Jim as he enters this next, well-deserved chapter.”

An announcement for Miller’s replacement will be forthcoming. He will remain with the company to train his replacement, prior to his official retirement.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is a distributor of beverage alcohol, and is a multi-generational, family-owned company. The company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

In 2022, Southern Glazer’s was listed as one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, as well as named by Newsweek as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace.

For more information, visit southernglazers.com.

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