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BERT “TITO” BEVERIDGE ‘81
Founder and CEO of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Kappa Sigma International Man of the Year 2017

photoTito Beveridge ’81 began his commercial production of Tito’s Handmade Vodka in 1997 with the production of 1,000 cases. In 2017, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, produced in Texas’ first legal distillery, sold more than 58 million bottles and is now a global brand.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Double Gold Medal for Vodka at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, beating out 71 higher priced vodkas. Tito’s received a four-star ranking in 2001 from Spirit Journal and won four stars again in the 2007 edition.

Tito is also known for his humanitarian spirit, generosity, and compassion for animals. Rescuing homeless dogs has long been part of Tito’s company culture and his marketing office is an animal-friendly workplace. Tito’s Handmade Vodka sponsors several dog rescue events each year and donates generously to rescue organizations. In 2014, his team launched Vodka for Dog People, an initiative to support Emancipet, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable and accessible veterinary care for dogs and cats in low-income families.

Tito is the seventh Tau initiate to be honored as Kappa Sigma International Man of the Year.