Newer WERC member accepts Chicagoland WERCouncil leadership role
Dan Beard, Director of Distribution for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, joined WERC in 2015 as a way to make more connections within the industry. His desire for expanded connections and more industry-specific knowledge led Beard to his first WERC Conference in 2016. He was so impressed by the experience he joined the Chicagoland WERCouncil board as a Director at Large upon his return, and has recently been appointed President of the group.
"The great thing about WERC is that it allows me to connect with professionals throughout our industry and learn from them, while at the same time lending my voice to help shape the future of distribution and logistics," Beard continues. "I’m excited to see what’s in store for the future of our organization and our industry!"
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Bill Miller: WERC relationships pave career path
A member since 1985, William (Bill) Miller is an authority on the impact the WERC network can have on a career. That’s because each of his three job moves resulted from a professional connection he made through WERC. An enthusiastic volunteer, he’s served as president of the Chicagoland WERCouncil, as a six-year member of the WERC Board of Directors, and as a Conference speaker and P2P moderator.
Read more about Bill Miller here.
"I’ve had a very interesting and rewarding career, and WERC played a key part in that," he says. "The ability to network with and meet industry people at all levels has been the biggest benefit. I encourage anyone who’s thinking of joining to truly get involved with it—be active at the local and national level. The involvement is what brings real value."