J. Robert Hall

Chief Executive Officer, Ole Smoky Distillery

Speaker, StoryConnect: The Conference

Robert Hall is CEO of Ole Smoky Distillery, the leading craft distiller in the U.S. and home of the world’s most visited distillery. Since 2016, he has lead the company’s efforts to significantly grow their business. His impact resulted in the company receiving the IMPACT Hot Brand Awards for spirits brands for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020, as well as numerous growth brand and product quality awards. Ole Smoky Distillery was listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies in 2020.

Hall serves on the boards of Glatfelter, a $1b NYSE specialty paper company, the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains, as well as being a member of the legislative committee of the Tennessee Distillers’ Guild. Hall was also president of Lenox Brands and  received his BA in physics and mathematics from Oxford University in England and his MBA in marketing and finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.