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Steven Rice selected to receive IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Anaheim, California, United States - 02-07-2023 -

Steven C. Rice, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario, was recently selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in and of itself, only a few select members are chosen for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are selected to receive this award based on their longevity in their fields, contributions to society, and impact on their industries. Steven will receive this award at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala in December 2023.

Mr. Rice serves Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario as their Chief Operating Officer and Financial Officer. 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 career.

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 prepares current financial reports and summaries, and Steven creates forecasts predicting the brand's future growth. 

As an active member of his community, Steven consistently supports his brands, making certain they stand out from their competitors and positively impact 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 in serving the Beverage Industry. This year he is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine. He was recently honored for his distinction as Top Chief Operating Officer of the Year at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala West held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in December 2022. For 2023 Steven will also be featured on The Planet Hollywood Billboard in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Looking back, Steven attributes his success to his perseverance, his competence in business management, and his remaining passionate about each business venture he takes on. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling. In the future, Mr. Rice will continue guiding Elite Beverage International and Tequila Comisario toward 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 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 worldwide the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself on being a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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