President & Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Dent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Rock Company, is responsible for the company’s overall operations. Matthew began his career with Buffalo Rock serving as an intern during his junior year at the University of Alabama where he subsequently received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Culverhouse College of Business. His proposed 3-month internship developed into a now 25-year career in the beverage industry, all of which has been with Buffalo Rock.
Matthew has served and is currently serving several organizations locally and nationally:
American Beverage Association – Board Chair
Pepsi Cola Bottlers’ Association – Executive Committee Member, Immediate Past Chairman
Alabama Beverage Association – Executive Committee Member, Immediate Past Chairman
Keurig Dr. Pepper Bottler’s Association – Board Member
Fenwick Brands – Board Member
United Way of Central Alabama – Executive Committee Member, Chair of the Marketing Committee
Alabama State Parks Foundation – Board Member
Young Presidents Organization – Member of the Southern 7 Chapter
Among other accomplishments, Matthew served as Chairman of the USGA’s 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, was named finalist in Birmingham’s 2012 Top CEO Awards, and in 2007 was named one of Birmingham’s Top 40 under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal.
Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and their two children. They reside in Birmingham, are active members at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and enjoy traveling, snow skiing, boating, water sports, golf, and staying personally engaged in their friends’ and families’ lives.