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September 22, 2014

Doll Distributing’s Mark Doll Named 2014 Iowa Restaurant Association’s Purveyor Partner of the Year

September 22, 2014
Mark Doll, President and CEO of Doll Distributing, LLC. has been named the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2014 Purveyor Partner of the Year. Each year this honor is given by the Association in recognition of the partner who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional services or products including professional integrity and care for Iowa’s restaurant community. Doll accepted the award at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s annual hospitality industryawards ceremony held on September 25 at the Renaissance Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines. Doll Distributing was founded by Merlin and Edith Doll in 1965 when they purchased a two-truck beer distributorship in Nebraska. In 1988 Doll and his siblings purchased the company from their parents and began to grow across the state. Now Iowa’s largest beer wholesaler, Doll Distributing LLC has three locations, employs 290 people and services 3,500 customers in 41 counties across Iowa. Political Leader Through their growth, Doll has remained active within the Iowa Restaurant Association. “Mark has served as Chairman of the Iowa Restaurant Association and National Beer Wholesalers Association Board,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. “He is a political leader and forerunner for our industry and the beverage industry.”

Doll Distributing remains a family business with four of the five siblings involved in the day-to-day operations. In addition to the Anheuser Busch and Corona beers, Doll distributes a large number of craft brands including many beers brewed in Iowa. ###

Iowa Restaurant Association The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s industry with educational and promotional programs across the state. Media Contacts Katelyn Kostek Public Relations Specialist 515-276-1454

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