VP Communications, Hensley Beverage Company
Doug Yonko serves as VP Communications for Hensley Beverage Company, one of the nation’s and Arizona’s largest beverage distributor, which employs more than 1200 employees. Hensley is headquartered in Phoenix with six branch facilities throughout the state. Primary brands distributed include Anheuser-Busch beers, Quench Fine Wines, spirits, craft beers, and non-alcoholic products.
Having worked at Hensley for 34 years, he currently directs the company’s governmental affairs, communications, and public relations. In addition, he works with various organizations pertaining to alcohol responsibility and he oversees Hensley’s community outreach activation.
Doug serves on Hensley’s Executive Committee and also represents Hensley on various community and business organization boards including: Governor Ducey appointed board member of the Arizona Workforce and Innovation Council and board member Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority; current Chairman of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Arizona Chamber of Commerce (Chairman 2012-2013); Board Member Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (Chairman 2011-2013) - recognized as Tourism Champion in 2013 by the state of Arizona and recently awarded the 2016 Tourism Legacy Award; former Board Member Valley Hotel and Resort Association; former Board Member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and current Chairman of Beer and Wine Distributors of Arizona.
He and his wife of 35 years, Elisabeth, reside in Scottsdale and are the parents of two daughters.