Stephen Loeb has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Distributors Co. since 2003. He is credited with solidifying the company’s distribution in Alaska and Washington, and expanding brokerage businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah through strategic partnerships with key spirits and wine suppliers. In 1984, Mr. Loeb joined the company, which has since then grown from approximately 100 employees to over 800 today. Alaska Distributors Co. was the Family Business of the Year in Washington State (for over 250 employees) in 2002, and first runner-up nationally in 2003. Loeb was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He currently serves on the boards of Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (Vice Chair) and the Museum of Glass. Along with his wife Dianne, he co-chairs the Pomona College Parents’ Fund and will co-chair the College’s Parents Council in 2008-09. He is a past president of Jewish Family Service-Seattle and a past board member of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Temple deHirsch Sinai and the Columbia Tower Club. Loeb earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, California.