Grand Prairie, Texas, July 6, 2022 — Republic National Distributing Company, the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, today announced the appointment of Jessica Schilling as Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Nick Mehall. In this role, Schilling will develop, lead and execute the human capital strategy for the company.
“We are excited to have Jessica join RNDC,” Mehall said. “Her experience in the distributor tier, supplier tier, and broader beverage space will be valuable as we seek to continue RNDC’s transformation and become the employer of choice.“
Schilling brings broad experiences to RNDC, having most recently served as the Chief HR Officer for Johnson Brothers where she led the HR, Communications and Safety functions. In her role, she oversaw HR Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Compensation, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Communications, Payroll, Benefits, HRIS and Safety.
“I am thrilled to join RNDC at such an exciting time in the company’s journey,” Schilling said. “I look forward to developing the talent, the strategic capabilities and the culture to drive RNDC’s continued growth and performance.”
Prior to joining Johnson Brothers, Schilling served as the Chief People Officer for Heineken USA where she led the HR team. She also spent 15 years with Diageo, culminating in the role of Senior Vice President, HR. Prior to taking on roles in the Human Resources function, Schilling joined Diageo in Corporate Communications, building on her previous public relations and public affairs agency experience at The Hawthorn Group. Schilling graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology.
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 www.rndc-usa.com or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at [email protected].