Vice President and Treasurer
Dennis Bashuk, a 26-year finance executive, is Vice President and Treasurer of Republic National Distributing Company. His responsibilities include banking relationships, financing, treasury, financial planning, M&A and associate retirement benefits. Dennis has been in the wine and spirits industry for 15 years having joined the company in 2004.
Prior to joining RNDC, Dennis held senior finance positions including, Director of Financial Planning at United Liquors and Vice President Finance at the Aviant Group, a Boeing subsidiary. While at Aviant, he was instrumental in a management buyout, operational and financial turnaround and the eventual sale of the company.
Dennis obtained an undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton University and an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Vice President, National Accounts and Category Consulting
Greg Bowdish is Vice President, National Accounts and Category Consulting at Republic National Distributing Company.
A 30 year veteran of RNDC, Greg entered the beverage alcohol industry through the Gallo program with an East Texas distributor after graduating from the University of Texas in Austin. He ultimately transitioned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to take an opportunity with Schepps Distributing Company.
In 1989 Schepps merged with Block Distributing Company at which time he relocated to San Antonio. After working various management positions for Block, Greg returned to the Dallas-Forth Worth in 2003 to work with a new state chain and marketing team.
Following the Republic Beverage Company and National Distributing Company merger in 2007, his role evolved into what it is today, VP of National Accounts and Category Consulting.
What do you love most about working at RNDC?
I default to one of Alan Dreeben’s better known sayings….A belief in ”rewarding failure before rewarding complacency” – it’s the idea that what I do might make a difference and that those around me are willing to take chances being better at something tomorrow than we might have been yesterday.
Senior Vice President, Supplier Business Development
Scott Lammert is Senior Vice President of Supplier Business Development at Republic National Distributing Company. In his role, Scott leads the team that manages RNDC’s largest spirits suppliers delivering value and benefits to key suppliers in all markets by improving communication and execution.
Scott has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for 27 years gaining experience in wine and spirits brand and sales management and executive branch management with a focus on operations and talent. He has worked in five different markets throughout Texas and Louisiana.
Outside of RNDC he works closely with numerous educational and non-profit organizations and charities including: University of Incarnate Word Development as a Board-Chair; San Antonio Children’s shelter as a Board Member; United Way as an Advisory Board member;, Houston’s Live Stock Show and Rodeo-Wine Committee; and St. Padre Pio Catholic Church on their Adult ajd Teen ACT’s team.
What is your favorite RNDC Core Value, and what does it mean to you?
Honesty: I was raised that your integrity is the most important thing that you possess. It is the foundation that your reputation is built on and defines who you are, it’s easy to lose and almost impossible to regain. In my current role I see how dealing with our suppliers in an honest and open fashion separates us from our competition, who may not always approach their supplier relationships in the same way.
Vice President, Human Resources
Lorraine Luke is Vice President of Human Resources for Republic National Distributing Company. She joined the organization in 2005 and assumed the responsibility for developing human capital strategy for both the organization and HR.
In her role, she is responsible for the executive leadership of the company’s human capital practices with a focus on talent management and leadership development. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, executive sponsor for the RNDC Women’s Leadership Forum, Millennial Advisory Council and a key facilitator for the RNDC Senior Executive Leadership Forum.
An accomplished Human Resources Executive with over 22 years of progressive HR leadership and executive experience with privately-held to publicly-traded Fortune 200 companies, Lorraine is a subject matter expert in coaching, change leadership, strategic human capital practices, talent management, employment practices and organizational culture.
Prior to RNDC, Lorraine was with YUM Brands for 20 years in a variety of progressive roles in Operations, Finance, and Human Resources. While at YUM, she was recognized for building teams, developing talent and attaining positive and sustainable business results. Early in her career, she was the Controller for Garland Enterprises in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lorraine is a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Internal Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Women of the Vine Symposium, and Association for Talent Development (TD). She also has her certifications as a DDI Global Facilitator and a 360 assessment coach from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She holds a business degree from Western International University and a degree in Religion from the American Military University.
In addition to her executive role at RNDC, she is a member of the auxiliary police force for the City of Keller, Texas and the past Vice President for the Board of Directors for the Keller Citizens Police Academy.
Chief Information Officer
Darrell Riekena is Chief Information Officer of Republic National Distributing Company. In his role Darrell is responsible for the company’s overall technology strategy and all Corporate IT projects and initiatives.
An accomplished I.T. leader with more than 25 years of experience, Darrell came to RNDC in 2016 from National DCP. LLC, the $2 billion supply chain cooperative serving the franchisees of Dunkin’ Donuts. There he led major change management initiatives and orchestrated I.T. organizational transformations to increase capacity, improve delivery and drive efficiencies.
Riekena’s experience spans consumer-facing, multichannel companies with retail, grocery, healthcare, global supply chain, and manufacturing capabilities. His history of successful global technology and business leadership roles includes key positions at Target Corporation, Kroger Company, LimitedBrands Inc., and JCPenney Company.
Riekena is a member of the Verizon Cloud Technology Council and SAP Retail and Wholesale Advisory Council. He previously served on the National Retail Federation’s Association for Retail Technology Standards and Motorola’s Retail Mobility Advisory Council.
Darrell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
H. Alan Rosenberg
Vice President, Legal and General Counsel
H. Alan Rosenberg, Esq. is Vice President, Legal and General Counsel of Republic National Distributing Company. Based out of Atlanta, Alan is responsible for leading, coordinating and executing all RNDC legal matters, initiatives and strategies.
Alan has practiced law for more than 23 years, during which time he has successfully led and directed the creation and development of numerous corporate legal departments at a variety of large multinational and national corporations within a multitude of highly regulated industries.
Alan began his career in private practice as an attorney with the law firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLC in Atlanta, GA, where he practiced in the area of litigation. He also held progressive leadership positions during his career with NDCHealth Corporation, Wolters Kluwer Health and The Grady Health System.
Prior to joining RNDC Alan served as the Vice President, Legal & General Counsel, Americas and Global Chief Privacy Officer for Recall Corporation, a global leader in the information management industry. Previous to his tenure with Recall, Alan served as the Vice President, Investigations & Incident Response for LexisNexis, and, before its acquisition by LexisNexis, as ChoicePoint’s Vice President, Privacy, Ethics & Compliance & Assistant General Counsel. In these roles he led policy, compliance, privacy and audit teams for both companies.
Alan received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 1993.
Vice President, Compensation and Benefits
Jennifer Wyant is the Corporate Vice President of Compensation & Benefits with Republic National Distributing Company. Jennifer joined RNDC in 2005 and has provides strategic leadership in developing corporate functions including establishing a formal HRIS department and growth of the benefits and compensation through multiple mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
With more than 15 years of HR experience, Jennifer currently serves on the client advisory council for Healthyroads, is a founding member of the DMEC Atlanta chapter and is a member of the UHC product advisory council. She holds the title of Certified Workplace Wellness Specialist & Manager and is a Certified Workforce Planner.
After starting her HR career in chemical logistics, Jennifer focused on Organization and HR effectiveness at Coopers & Lybrand / PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of their Global HR Solutions group.
Originally from Savannah, Jennifer resides in Atlanta and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.