Employee Spotlight: Kevin Werner

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Mr. Kevin Werner has been an EPP participant for 28 years, as long as he has been with Hayes Beer Distributing.  When asked why it is important for Members of ABDI to contribute to the ABDI-PAC, Mr. Werner stated that he has personally witnessed the relationship that ABDI has established with the Illinois legislature and how important ABDI's lobbying efforts are to protecting the best interests of beer distributors in Illinois.  Additionally, ABDI helps to remind elected officials of the incredible value that beer distributors bring to the process of tax collection, liquor license, and liquor law compliance.  Mr. Werner states that the benefits of participating in ABDI-PAC is job protection "plain and simple." 

Every employee at Hayes Beer Distributing is given an opportunity to participate in EPP when their initial orientation paperwork is completed, and Hayes-Alsip currently has over 83% employee participation in EPP. 

Mr. Werner began his career with Hayes Beer Distributing Co. as a sales merchandiser and is currently an assistant sales manager and special events coordinator.  He has been married to his wife Debra for 34 years and has two adult children, a son who is a US Army officer and a daughter who is a teacher.

Matt Tanaka

Matt Tanaka is a digital marketer who lives in Chicago with his beautiful wife Laura and their incredibly lazy French Bulldog, Bento. He is an experienced writer, obsessive planner and firm believer in the ability of digital tools to connect brands with their audiences.