Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2010: Bill Gieseking

November 12, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Bill Gieseking, Budweiser, Pepin Distributing


Bill Gieseking

Director of Marketing, Pepin Distributing


What he’s wearing: Sport coat and linen and silk pants by Samuelson; shirt and tie, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection; shoes by Prada


Benevolent projects: Leukemia Society; Tampa Bay Sports Commission; Tampa Alcohol Coalition, Hillsborough County Anti-drug and Alcohol Alliance

Top 3 songs on my iPod: The Beatles’ “Let it Be,” “Hey Jude” and “Octopus’s Garden”

Prized possession: My son, Adam

Favorite Tampa nightspot: Splitsville in Channelside

When I’m king: Every person will be happy, healthy and prosperous because we all deserve that.

What inspires me: Helping people, positive attitudes and people with enthusiasm.

I can’t get enough of: Supporting the community and helping Tampa grow.

I’d love to be stranded on an island with: Faith Hill

Specialty in the kitchen: Steak and asparagus

Can’t live without: Budweiser

Guilty pleasure: Key Lime pie

Most beautiful place in the world: Offshore fishing on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, Marina Cove

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: White trousers and a ruffled shirt I bought for a ‘70s party.

Most unusual item in my home: A microwave egg poacher

Greatest extravagance: Cruising with Dick Lazzara on one of his new yachts

I would travel 5,000 miles to see: The Beatles play live, if they were all still alive, that is.