Don Doran was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Wisconsin before moving to Florida to work in the wine and spirit business. He joined Luxco September 1st, 1989 as the Southeast Divisional Manager. “My job title stayed the same, but the company has changed drastically in the past twenty-six years,” he notes. 

Some of his best memories of working at Luxco come from the relationships he built with all of his co-workers. “It was a pleasure to go to work every day,” Don says. 

One of his favorite parts of the job was developing and growing new brands, like St. Brendan’s Irish Cream and Pearl Vodka. (Pearl Black is still Don’s favorite Luxco product to enjoy with “lots of seltzer and no fruit”.)

At Luxco’s annual sales meeting on October 28, Donn Lux, along with many of Don’s former co-workers, honored Don for his many years of service to the company. Don’s three children, Jennifer, Maggie and Joe, and their spouses Craig, Kenny and Carly were there to make the day extra-special. 

“I’d like to thank all my co-workers for putting up with me over the years,” Don says with a laugh, “and I want to wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Don’s future endeavors will include traveling, volunteering (he wants to help needy and homeless kids), boating, fishing and “spending as much time as I’m allowed to with my seven grandchildren.”