Our community lost an incredible friend and leader this week with the passing of Doug Yonko of Hensley Beverage Company. Doug’s service to our community and industry was unparalleled and words cannot properly express my deep appreciation of him. Doug had a heart for service and was committed to making our state an incredible place to live.
Doug worked at Hensley Beverage Company for nearly 40 years and served on Hensley’s executive committee. Throughout his career, Doug was involved in various community and business organizations including the Phoenix Thunderbird Charities, Arizona Workforce and Innovation Council, Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, Arizona Finance Authority, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association and Beer and Wine Distributors of Arizona.
Personally, Doug was a dear friend and mentor of mine who provided thoughtful counsel. We are all shocked and saddened by this news, and offer our sincere condolences and love to Doug’s wife and family.