Contributor Billy Dec
Billy Dec is an Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality, Attorney and CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago's premier hospitality and entertainment development company, specializing in the creation, marketing and management of some of the city's top venues including Rockit Bar & Grill, Sunda, Underground, Rockit Burger Bar, ĦAY CHIWOWA!, Bottlefork and the newest concept, gastro-tavern, The Duck Inn. Dec is a weekly on air Entertainment Contributor on ABC TV's "Windy City Live" (replacing the "Oprah Winfrey Show") and on 103.5 KISS FM radio. Most recently, Dec has been appointed by President Obama to serve on his White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Dec's educational background includes the University of Illinois, Chicago-Kent College of Law & the Harvard Business School. He has received numerous awards including "Excellence in Business Award" from the State of Illinois, the Asian American Hall of Fame Award, the Cook County State's Attorney's Community Leadership Award and Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Dec is also actively involved in philanthropic organizations like Make a Wish, After School Matters, Lookingglass Theatre&and formerly served as the Director of Cultural Relations for the Olympic Committee.
Dec writes his own blog www.aChicagoThing.com about Chicago and its culturally rich entertainment landscape, where his contact info, press pages & upcoming events calendar are also posted, along with access to his heavily followed Twitter.com/BillyDec and Facebook.com/BillyDec and Instagram.com/BillyDec.