Grand Prairie, Texas, May 19, 2022 —Republic National Distributing Company, the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, today announced the appointment of Chris Little to SVP, National and Strategic Accounts (NASA)-Retail. Little is responsible for the RNDC initiatives related to sales strategy and execution for national retail accounts, as well as customer and supplier relations. He reports to Jenn Engel, Chief Commercial Sales Officer.

“Chris has a proven track record in the industry and I’m excited for him to lead our National Accounts Retail team,” Engel said.

Little joined RNDC in September of 2020 as VP Supplier Business Development for the Sazerac portfolio at the corporate level. Prior to joining RNDC, Chris served in various sales leadership roles across HEINEKEN USA, Red Bull North America, Altria Sales & Distribution.

“I am looking forward to taking on this new challenge,” Little said. “RNDC has the best people in the business and I’m thrilled to lead this team as we continue on our journey to be the distributor of choice.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Economics while attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Little begins his new role effective immediately.


About Republic National Distributing Company  

As a top beverage alcohol distributor in the nation, RNDC’s national reach helps suppliers by building strategic relationships with on- and off-premise customers to elevate their brands and reach their target consumers. RNDC currently operates in the District of Columbia and 37 states across the United States, with the expected addition of the New York market in 2022. To learn more, visit or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at