David Silverman’s recognition this year, as the Food and Beverage Association of America’s Purveyor of the Year, coincides with his 20-year anniversary in the wholesale alcoholic beverage industry.
In the late 1970s David joined the industry as a sales representative for the Knickerbocker Liquor Corporation, where he quickly became a top performer. Knickerbocker was sold in 1984 and he was offered a comparable sales opportunity at Charmer Sales Company. He was promoted to Sales Manager/Queens in 1989 after demonstrating superior sales skills and recognizable leadership skills. In 1991 he was promoted to Director of Hotel Sales – On Premise, which is the position he currently holds.
David has served as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board for the Long Island Wine & Liquor Sales Club. This club is a philanthropic organization which raises $10,000.00 annually through their annual Golf Outing, for the Association for Help of Retarded Children (AHRC).
Currently David is serving as a committee member of the Hotel Association of New York City and is a Trustee for the Hotel Executives Club where he was honored last December as their Member of the Year. David is a consistent supporter and sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America, United Cerebral Palsy, UJA, AHRC, Juvenile Diabetes, American Heart Council and the Sarah Herzog Memorial (AIDS Hospital).
David resides in Wantagh with his wife Mary Alice and his two daughters Megan Rose and Tara Joy. When not exercising at his health club, David enjoys his family, work, charity and golf.