Barry M. Berish Scholarship Fund

Fund Purpose
Support scholarship for students in College of Journalism & Communications majoring in Advertising; selection by committee based on scholarship and need.

Barry Berish

Provided by Barry M. Berish, JM 1954.

Barry M. Berish, former chairman of Jim Beam Brands Worldwide Inc., graduated cum laude from UF with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing. Berish joined JBB in 1957 as an assistant advertising manager. Three years later, he was named advertising director. In 1968, he was elected vice president and in 1980 became chief operating officer. Jim Beam Brands saw consistent growth under Berish, who retired in 1997, making JBB Worldwide Inc. the largest U.S.-owned distilled spirits company. Berish received a UF Distinguished Alumnus Award in 198

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