Pedro DeJesus3




Pedro DeJesús is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary forTampico Beverages, Inc. and is a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team. Tampico Beverages is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of high quality and value added flavored drink concentrates. Selling under the TAMPICO® brand name, it is a category‐leading flavored drink brand in the United States and in more than 40 countries around the globe. Tampico Beverages is a wholly‐owned subsidiary of Houchens Industries, Inc., a diversified conglomerate that employs over 16,000 employee owners in businesses such as retail grocery and convenience stores, quick‐to‐service restaurants, insurance, manufacturing, software, recycling, tanning supply distribution, franchising of optical stores, financial services, and property management. Houchens Industries is the largest 100% employee‐owned company in America.

Mr. DeJesús directs and manages a range of strategic initiatives for Tampico Beverages and is a key member of its high‐performing four–member senior management team. He has joint management responsibility for the Company’s global business affairs and has substantial experience managing culturally diverse teams in the United States, Africa, Brazil, Spain, Asia and throughout Central and Latin America. His principal areas of focus include overall executive leadership and management of the Company’s business operations, domestic and international commercial negotiations, and providing overall business and strategic advice.

Mr. DeJesús received Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color Award and Diversity MBA Magazine selected Mr. DeJesús as one of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders in the United States. He was featured as one of Chicago’s Very Own by Chicago’s WGN Television and the American Diabetes Associations previously honored him as Father of the Year. Mr. DeJesús received the Individual Corporate Excellence award by Negocios Now publication, who also recognized him as one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in the Chicago Area.

Mr. DeJesús earned a B.A. from Roosevelt University and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He lives in Lake Forest, Illinois with his wife and two children.