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C.J. DeCrescente
President, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Inc. (DDC)

C.J. DeCrescente is the President of DDC, the largest Independent Beverage wholesaler in Upstate N.Y. Prior to being named president in 1997, C.J. worked various positions within the company since 1979. C.J. is highly recognized in the industry, having been appointed to and serving on various beverage distributor councils and notable industry-related National Business councils including Heineken USA, MillerCoors, Constellation Brands (Corona) and North American Breweries (Labatt). Under his leadership in expansion, acquisition and best practices, the local and family-run business has been honored as one of the Capital Region’s Best Places to Work by The Albany Business Review consecutively since 2010 and by the New York State Society for Human Resources Management and the Business Council of NYS for the past five years.
C.J. and his team at DDC are involved in a long list of charitable institutions throughout the Capital District. He currently serves as Chairman for the NYS Police Signal 30 Organization and is an active board member for CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the NENY Alzheimer’s Association.