Douglas J. Hertz

Chairman and CEO
United Distributors, Inc.

Douglas J. Hertz became President and CEO of United Distributors in 1984. Under his leadership, the beverage distribution company has grown to become one of the top privately held companies in Atlanta.

Mr. Hertz is also chairman of Camp Twin Lakes, a camping facility designed for chronically ill and disadvantaged children, which he founded in 1989. The camp serves nearly 10,000 special needs children and adults annually.

He also chairs the board of The Atlanta Committee for Progress and Tulane University, and is immediate past chair of the boards at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center and GRA. In addition, Mr. Hertz serves as a trustee of The Marcus Foundation and the Holly Lane Foundation, as well as on the board of the Georgia Ports Authority.

Mr. Hertz received the 2012 Atlanta Rotary Club’s Community Service Award, the 11 Alive Community Service Award and the Jefferson Award in Washington, D.C. (one of 20 in the country), for distinguished service to children. He and his wife, Lila Hertz, were also named the 2017 "Philanthropist of the Year" by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

He holds a BA in history from Tulane University and an MBA in marketing and finance from the same institution.  

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 Douglas J. Hertz, Chairman and CEO