Daniel Lorusso has been Director of Sales for the Combo On-Premise Division at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the industry’s largest and fastest growing multi-state distributor with operations in 44 states, since 2004. Dan is a graduate of Johnson & Wales College in Providence, RI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management and an Associate’s Degree in Management and Culinary Arts.
Dan has a comprehensive background in the Wine & Spirits Industry. While at Doral Arrowwood Conference Center in Westchester County, Dan was Director of Restaurant Operations following positions as the Restaurant Manager, Assistant Beverage Director and Beverage Manager. He was also Food & Beverage Director at the Heritage Inn in Connecticut prior to entering the wholesale Wine & Spirits Industry with Peerless Importers.
While at Peerless Importers, Dan was District Manager, Manhattan before becoming Assistant Wine Manager, Assistant General Manager and ultimately General Manager for On-Premise accounts. Dan left Peerless in 1999 to join Premier Wine & Spirits as Vice President and General Manager On-Premise Sales and assumed his current position when Premier was acquired by Southern Wine & Spirits in December of 2004.
Dan is a serious and committed executive with in-depth and unique knowledge of the business. He has the respect and admiration of all trade tiers.
On the personal side, Dan’s hobbies include his passion for wine, billiards, and sports, especially his beloved New York Yankees. Dan devotes his time to his children Alexis Annita, 23, and Daniel Robert, 20.