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Tim Laird — America's C.E.O. (Chief Entertaining Officer) — is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits, and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances a year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Tonight Show, ABC World News Now, and the CNBC and FOX networks. Tim also hosts two weekly television shows in his home-state of Kentucky — Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs and Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live. He is a featured columnist for Louisville's Food & Dining magazine and author of That's Entertaining! with Tim Laird, America's C.E.O. — Chief Entertaining Officer.
In his role as the C.E.O. (Chief Entertaining Officer) of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a major producer of fine wines and spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim enjoys teaching audiences around the world how to make entertaining fun and easy, and how to make delicious cocktails.
About the Photographer
Dan Dry currently holds the position of Chief Visual Officer and Senior Vice President at Power Creative, a Louisville, Kentucky-based advertising and public relations firm. One of America's most widely acclaimed photographers, Dan has won over 400 national and international photography, advertising and design awards during his career, and received his profession's highest honor, being named the National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association.
Dan interned at National Geographic, then traveled the world as a contract photographer for the magazine for an additional eight years. He was a member of the Courier-Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning staff from 1976 until 1982. He is the sole author of over 23 coffee table books and has contributed photographs to over 100 additional books, including America 24/7 and A Day in the Life of America, the only book of photography ever to top the New York Times bestseller list.