Associates successfully passed RNDC Graduate Level Exam amid a pandemic.

Grand Prairie, TX (Dec. 8, 2021)— Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) celebrates the success of Graduate Level Associates who successfully passed RNDC Graduate Level Exam amid a pandemic. This is the sixteenth anniversary of this program at RNDC.

Qualifying for the Graduate Level Exam is a rigorous process that requires RNDC associates to first score a 90 percent or higher on the company’s RNDC University training. This is the highest-level wine and spirits training RNDC has to offer, and the final exam requires a score of 80 percent or above to pass. 

“RNDC is proud to offer this program,” said Ken Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Wine. “We believe the continuing education of our associates helps RNDC be distributor of choice when it comes to providing information and counsel to our suppliers and customers.”

This year’s graduates will enjoy a $2,000 bonus and a four-day, three-night educational group trip to wine country in August 2022. Below is the list of the program’s recent graduates.

  • Christina Mahtook – Louisiana
  • David Jagodzinski – Colorado
  • Darika Polk – North Dakota
  • Evan Scheidler – Texas
  • Eric Dutton – Colorado
  • Eric Powers – Colorado
  • Nicholas Gulledge – Georgia
  • Steve Kander – Colorado



About Republic National Distributing Company   

As a top wine and spirits 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