James C. Allen
Chairman of the Board
James C Allen, who previously served as an executive with Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., has over four decades of service and professional accomplishment in the beverage and hospitality industries. Prior to retiring from Southern in 2014, Allen held the title of Senior Vice President, Fine Wines. Allen began his career at Southern in 1977, and his drive for excellence resulted in Southern’s establishment of a highly successful on-premise division in the state. As his career at Southern progressed, Allen was appointed to the growing operation in California, where he held the position of Vice President, General Manager. Allen’s talents were then put to use in Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii. After managing the Colorado division of Southern, as Executive Vice President, General Manager, Allen was named Executive Vice President, Wines of Southern’s newly established New York division. Allen capped off his legendary career at Southern in leadership positions in Southern’s Pacific Northwest markets, as well as California—returning there in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Fine Wines.