Steven C. Rice selected as Top Chief Operating Officer of the Year by IAOTP

Anaheim, California, United States – 07-15-2022 –

Steven C. Rice, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario was recently selected as Top Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Year for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to serving the Beverage Industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With several decades of professional experience as a renowned Chief Operating Officer, Steven has certainly proven himself as an expert within the industry. He is a dynamic results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and advancement throughout his entire career. Currently, Mr. Rice serves Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario as their Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Steven oversees the operational functions including staffing, administration and company strategy. He has an abundant amount of experience with brand positioning for Tequila Comisario. Steven also directs and supervises the financial activities of Elite Beverage International. He is in charge of the preparation of current financial reports and summaries and Steven creates forecasts predicting future growth of the brand. 

As an active member within his community, Steven consistently supports his brands making certain they stand out from their competitors and leave a positive impact on their customers. Through Tequila Comisario, he hosts events and attends all their trade shows to show off their distinctive brand name and products. 

Tequila Comisario Ultra-Premium has four different tequilas Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, and Grand Comisario Extra Anejo. This brand was awarded several times for its excellence by Cigar and Spirits Magazine receiving Double Gold Standard ratings for each expression.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Rice has received awards, accolades and was recognized worldwide for his expertise serving the Beverage Industry. This year he is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and for the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He will be honored for his distinction as Top Chief Operating Officer of the Year at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala West being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “We are honored to have Mr. Rice as part of the IAOTP family. He is brilliant at what he does, has tremendous foresight and his skills and accomplishments are unmatched. We felt he would be an amazing asset to our network of professionals. We are looking forward to meeting him at the Annual Awards Gala this year.”

Looking back, Steven attributes his success to his perseverance, his competence of business management and remaining passionate for each business venture he takes on. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and traveling. For the future, Mr. Rice will continue guiding Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario towards success in their respective markets.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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