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Jeremy Kruidenier from WSDI - To Host Regulatory and Compliance Panel


Join Jeremy Kruidenier, from the Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois, alongside a panel of esteemed experts, for a comprehensive session on "Regulatory and Compliance" at USATT 2023

Delve into the intricate regulatory landscape of the beverage industry as Kruidenier and the panelists provide invaluable insights, legal perspectives, and proactive strategies. Whether you're a distributor, producer, or industry professional, this session equips you with the knowledge to navigate compliance challenges effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable guidance and ensure your business remains compliant in a dynamic regulatory environment.

The panel is on October 17 from 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM.

Join Jeremy Kruidenier, Executive Director and General Counsel at Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois, alongside a panel of esteemed experts, for a comprehensive session on "Regulatory and Compliance" at USATT 2023. Secure your seats today.

Jeremy Kruidenier began his tenure at WSDI in 2015 and was named Executive Director in January 2021. He was previously appointed General Counsel in January 2019. Jeremy is a licensed attorney and registered lobbyist who advocates for the regulatory and legislative interests of WSDI members in front of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, the Illinois General Assembly, and various units of local government. He came to WSDI after working as a government relations consultant, serving clients from highly regulated industries.

Jeremy, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, previously served in a variety of positions in state government. Jeremy is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, previously serving as the Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Committee. He also serves as the Secretary for the Advisory Council of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, where he sits on the Legal Strategy Task Force, the E-Commerce Council, the State Affairs Council, and the Public Relations and Responsibility Council. 

Jeremy has been a speaker at the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and other trade conferences. Additionally, he is active in the community, having served in various leadership positions at the Alzheimer's Association of Illinois and Equality Illinois. Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Track and Field team and is now active in the Varsity "I" Association. Jeremy lives in Oak Park with his wife and children.


Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois is a not-for-profit trade association representing the state’s leading wine and spirits distributors, who ensure that the beverage alcohol laws of Illinois are carefully followed, and promote temperance in our communities.

Members of WSDI include:

Baltic Food Distributing, Inc

Breakthru Beverage Illinois

Burke Beverage Inc

Camarena Imports

Compass Wines and Spirits

Cracovia, Inc

Cream Wine Company, LLC

Declaration Wholesale Wine and Spirits, Inc

Department 28 Inc

Donnewald Distributing

Egizii Distributing 

Elevage Wines, LLC

Euclid Beverage, LLC


Fotis and Son Imports Chicago, LLC

G & M Distributors, Inc

Global Wholesale W&S of Illinois, Inc

Heritage Wine Cellars, Ltd

Imports Inc./Chicago

InterTrade USA Company

JFC International Inc

JVS Wines Imports IL, Inc

Koerner Distributor Inc

Lakeshore Beverage

LaMonica Beverages, Inc

Louis Glunz Wines, Inc

Market Brother's Inc

MarketPlace Selections, Inc

Maverick Wine Company, LLC

Midway Wholesalers, Inc

Novovino Wine Company, LLC

Polish Folklore Import Co.

Premium Wines & Spirits Inc

Pure Wine Company

R. J. Distributing Co.

Rinella Company, Inc

Robert Houde Wines LLC

Rodinia, LLC

Romano Beverage

Rootstock Wine Comapny, LLC

Schumacher and Sons Distributors, Inc

Simple Farmer Wines

Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits

Stanley Stawski Distributing Co, Inc

Stellar Cellars LLC

Stern Beverage, Inc

T Elenteny Imports

TEC - Mex Imports, Inc

Tenzing Wine & Spirits, LLC

Tequila Specialist

Uva Distributors LLC (Momentum)

Venegoni Distributing

Vinejoy LLC

Vino et Spiritus, LLC

Windy City Distributing, LLC

Wine Adventures, Inc

Winebow, Inc

Woorisool Corp

Who should attend this panel?

If you are a distributor or an importer looking to get the regulatory update, this is a must-attend panel. Secure your seats today.