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Alan Tomblin

President & CEO

A proven business leader with more than three decades of experience in the industry, Alan is leading Network’s growth-related transformation. Focused on creating long term viability of the organization he works alongside leaders from Network’s Member Distributors and supplier partners to fuel evolution and growth in distribution. Prior to joining Network Alan honed his leadership skills with brand leader, Procter & Gamble rising through that organization to lead business development in the away from home business.

Alan is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and received his MBA from Xavier University. He is a fervent Bulldog, especially during the football season.

In Their Own Words
What are your professional drivers?
I love working at Network. I get to interact, on a daily basis, with the best and brightest in our industry. This ranges from our very own associates to our suppliers and customers and capped off by the best Member Distributors in the industry. Simply put, I get to learn from the very best every day. Combine that with our purpose of improving lives and creating value, well, THAT gets me up in the morning!

Share a professional accomplishment of which you are particularly proud.
I am particularly proud of the culture at Network. While I am admittedly biased, I believe we are a highly motivated, deeply talented, greatly diverse and inclusive workforce that is passionate about delivering value for our constituents. Earning “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award” in both 2020 and 2021 is an indication that others see this as well.

Who are you outside of work?
Outside of work I like spending time with my wife of 35+ years. We appreciate time outdoors, including golf, walking trails, and watersports. I also like giving back to the community to those less fortunate and frequently volunteer for a variety of causes.