Vice President of Finance and Controller
Diane R. Hunt is the VP Finance/Controller of Allied Beverage Group, the largest distributor of wines and spirits in New Jersey and one of the top 10 in the country. Diane, a CPA, leads a finance and payroll team of 17 professionals. The entire workforce includes 950 employees.
Diane is a proactive financial manager with a proven track record who has held various positions in both public accounting and private industry over the last 30 years. She has been in the beverage alcohol industry for the past 23 of those years.
Diane began her career with 4 years of progressive experience on the audit staff of KPMG. She then worked in several accounting management positions at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Due to a family relocation, Diane did a brief two-year stint in Providence, RI as an independent consultant. Upon her return to New Jersey and for the next 6 years, she worked for GE Capital Information Technology Solutions. Coming in as Accounting Manager, Diane earned back to back promotions, first to Assistant Controller and then to Controller. In 1997 Diane joined The Jaydor Corporation as Controller, and in 2001 became the Controller of the merged company, Allied Beverage Group. She was promoted to VP Finance in February 2019. She currently reports to Louis Healey, Executive VP and CFO.
Diane obtained her CPA certificate in December 1985 and is a member of the NJ Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the American Payroll Association.
Diane has a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Edison, NJ, spending weekends at her home away from home on Long Beach Island, NJ.