Indiana Beverage Names Jill E. Ritchie Vice President and General Counsel – Governmental Affairs

By: Indiana Beverage Last Updated: July 16, 2014

jillwrk1Indiana Beverage Chairman, Bruce Leetz, today announced the appointment of Jill E. Ritchie to the position of Vice President and General Counsel – Governmental Affairs. Ritchie will be based at Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso, IN. She will be responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory matters, governance and compliance, and public and governmental affairs.

“We are pleased to add Jill to Indiana Beverage’s team. Her expertise in legal matters, governmental affairs and ethics and governance will allow us to continue to provide the highest standards of quality to our customers - safely, legally, morally and ethically.” Leetz said. “Jill has an impressive history of achievement throughout her career and a strong commitment to the region and the state.”

Prior to joining Indiana Beverage, Ritchie was Director of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for United States Steel Corporation, where she addressed policy issues for U. S. Steel facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. She also spent a number of years in private practice before joining U. S. Steel as a litigator in 2001. Her undergraduate degree is in Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University and she obtained her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ritchie is currently the Board Chair of the Northwest Indiana Forum and a Board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Northwest Indiana Editorial Advisory Board and the Lake County Advancement Committee.

Indiana Beverage is a beverage distributor who has been delivering the difference since 1939. Located in Porter County Indiana with approximately 260 employees, Indiana Beverage provides quality service to its customers by promoting the responsible use of its products. For over 75 years, Indiana Beverage has been dedicated to its core values of: passion, respect, integrity, commitment, and excelling. These values and the company’s success are shared by every member of Team Indiana Beverage. For more information about Indiana Beverage visit