J.R. Hand is a 1999 graduate of Clarksville Academy. JR is the President and CEO of Hand Family Companies which owns and operates Budweiser of Clarksville, Cookeville, Chattanooga and Memphis, Bounty Bev, Hand Family Wine & Spirits and West TN Beverage in Tennessee; Budweiser of Hopkinsville and Owensboro in Kentucky; and Lakeshore Beverage in the greater Chicagoland area. Hand Family Companies sells 40M c/e’s annually with over 1,200 employees. Along with work, JR has also donated his time by serving on many business and charitable boards including the YMCA Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau Advisory Council, Tennessee Malt Beverage Association, Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council, and Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Board of Examiners, National Beer Wholesalers Association and President of the Kentucky Malt Beverage Council. JR is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and is an avid supporter of the school and their athletics program.