Haute Secrets: Billy Dec

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Name: Billy Dec, CEO / Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions

The stats: Born in Lincoln Park, lived in Chicago his entire life.

Why he loves Chicago: Definitely the hard working, fun, diverse, appreciative, smart, energetic and kind people.

Billy Dec is CEO / Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago’s premier restaurant and entertainment development company, specializing in the creation, marketing and management of some of the city’s top venues including its latest concept, the New Asian restaurant Sunda, as well as the Underground and the ever-popular Rockit Bar & Grill (with locations in River North and Wrigleyville).

In 2008 Dec won the USA Operator of the Year Award and was nominated for an Emmy as Host of NBC’s show “24/7”. He is an Attorney At Law, a student at The Harvard Business School and is actively involved in various committees and boards for non-profit organizations in Chicago including The American Cancer Society, The Lookingglass Theatre Company, After School Matters and the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee where he served as Director of Cultural Relations.

Check out Billy’s favorite haute spots in Chicago at Haute Secrets.