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Tracy Uffelman


Phone: 602-542-9020

Email: [email protected]

Governor Doug Ducey appointed Tracy Uffelman on September 22, 2021.

"Tracy Uffelman is a motivated leader and manager who brings years of expertise to the Department," said Governor Ducey. "His wide range of experience will serve Arizona well, especially as we implement to-go liquor services across the state. I am delighted to appoint Tracy as director, and look forward to working with him to best serve our businesses and constituents."

Director Uffelman brings more than 50 years of industry leadership experience to the Department. He worked at Alliance Beverage from 1990 to 2013, as Vice President of Legislative and Community Relations; Director of Sales, Hotels and Resorts; and General Manager, World Marketing West. From 1989 to 2000, he served as the Western Regional Manager at William Grant and Sons.

"It is an honor to serve the state of Arizona as director of the Department of Liquor, and I am grateful to Governor Ducey for appointing me to this role. Our team will work hard to foster economic growth, expand opportunities for businesses of all sizes and Arizonans, and protect public safety."

Thomas Atteberry, DLLC Deputy Director

Thomas Atteberry

Deputy Director

Phone: 602-364-1952

Email: [email protected]

Thomas Atteberry, Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC), was appointed by Director Uffelman in November, 2021.

Thomas G. Atteberry began his law enforcement career in 1991 and was selected to join the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), within the U.S. Justice Department, as a Special Agent in the San Francisco Field Division. In this position he was the ATF case agent for the national Unabom and Fremont bombing investigations.

Mr. Atteberry was assigned in 1999 as Program Manager in the Explosives Technology Branch at ATF Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he played a key role in opening new Explosives Technology Branch Offices and initiating the ATF underwater explosives recovery program and hiring bomb technicians.

For eight (8) years Mr. Atteberry served as Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) of the ATF Field Office in Wichita, KS where he forged strong working relationships with other law enforcement professionals (Police Chiefs/Sheriffs/U.S. Attorneys) and was closely aligned with the McConnell Air Force Base Commander and the Explosives Ordnance Detachment. A key accomplishment during this time was serving as on-scene commander, directing/coordinating ATF agents, inspectors and military and private sector contractors for the largest explosives seizure in ATF history: 4.5 million pounds of explosives, safely seized, transported and destroyed.

Appointed Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Division in 2008, he oversaw six criminal enforcement groups and one intelligence group in a four-state area. He was selected as On-Scene Commander for the Democratic Presidential Convention in Denver, CO and led the investigation involving a threat to the Presidential candidate involving firearms and explosives, resulting in arrests/charges of the individuals involved.

Between 2011 and 2017, Mr. Atteberry was Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Phoenix, Field Division, directing a staff of 150 Federal law enforcement professionals engaged in enforcement of related Federal laws and regulations, and planning/directing/executing related programs. He drove ATF operations, both criminal and regulatory, in Arizona and New Mexico, and served as ATF representative to other law enforcement organizations, industry groups, Congressional staffs. A crucial role during this time was to reestablish stability in the Phoenix Field Division following the "Fast and Furious" Investigation.

In 2013, Mr. Atteberry was selected as Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) in the Office of Field Operations at ATF HQ in Washington, DC, leading the Special Operations Division (SWAT Teams; Peer Support; Polygraph; Technical Operations; Computer Forensics, and the Undercover Branch). In this position he also directed the Firearms Operations Division (FOD) and National Center for Explosives Training and Research Center (NCETR) at Redstone Arsenal Army Base, leading 300+ employees.

After retiring from ATF, he accepted a position with Amazon Global Security Operations. In this role, he lead a team of security professionals responsible for safety/security of Amazon sites, triaging critical incidents impacting Amazon Global Operations. He was charged with senior decision-making authority and responsible for identifying, communicating and coordinating assistance for critical incidents and workplace violence.

Mr. Atteberry is a highly skilled, experienced leader and accomplished law enforcement executive with the reputation as a subject matter expert in developing and implementing security methodologies and risk. In 2012, he was certified by OPM as a Senior Executive Service (SES) Member. Mr. Atteberry holds a BA degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Benedictine College.

Robert Anderson

Assistant Director of Licensing & Administration

Phone: 602-364-0646

Email:[email protected]

Robert Anderson is a 40 year veteran of the Beverage Industry. He spent 15 years with Castle Leisure Group as a successful restaurateur and 25 years with Arizona Beverage as Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations. He is an accomplished communicator and brings a positive attitude and tireless energy to serve the best interests of the industry. He Studied Business Studies at Glasgow College B&P has a certification in TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures).

Wes Kuhl

Chief of Investigations

Phone: 602-542-9072

Email:[email protected]

Wes Kuhl was promoted to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, Chief of Investigations in July 2022. He began his career in law enforcement in 1996 when he graduated from the Phoenix Police Academy, working as a patrol and bicycle officer before joining the DLLC in 2000. He started his tenure with the agency as a Special Investigator on the Community Interaction Unit. This role included interacting with neighborhood representatives, elected and appointed officials, and all law enforcement agencies throughout the state to resolve liquor concerns and enforce liquor laws. Wes was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and supervised the investigations unit. In 2012, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA), and was President of the Board in 2016. He served as interim Deputy Director of DLLC in 2014- 2015. In 2019, Wes managed the DLLC's role for the Wrong Way Driver Task Force for the agency, and was assigned to Interim Assistant Director in 2021. Throughout the years, he has also been the Public Information Officer. Wes grew up in Iowa where he graduated from the University of Iowa, studying Spanish and Sociology. In 2002, he received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western International University. Wes and his wife Chrissy have five children and two Golden Retrievers. When he is not working, you will find Wes with his wife, traveling, volunteering in their children's schools, and in the community.