Billy Dec is an Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Host and 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 Rockit Bar and Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, The Underground, Sunda, Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ and newly opened ¡AY CHIWOWA! Dec was chosen to be the Entertainment Contributor on ABC TV’s new show “Windy City Live” (replacing the “Oprah Winfrey Show”) every Thursday at 9am and most recently, is heard on radio’s KISS FM.
Dec’s educational background includes the University of Illinois where he majored in Economics/Pre-Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law & the Harvard Business School. He has received numerous awards including “Operator of the Year” from the Nightclub & Bar Conference, “Excellence in Business Award” from the State of Illinois, the Asian American Hall of Fame Award, The Byrne Piven Community Service Award and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Asian Pacific American Community Leadership Award and Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Professional Achievement Award.
Dec is also actively involved in various committees and boards for non-profit organizations in Chicago, including: American Cancer Society; Make-A-Wish Foundation; After School Matters; the formerly held Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee, where he served as Director of Cultural Relations; and Lookingglass Theatre Company.
Dec writes his own blog on www.BillyDec.com about Chicago and its culturally rich entertainment landscape, where his contact info, press pages and upcoming events calendar are also posted, along with his much talked about www.Twitter.com/BillyDec www.Facebook.com/BillyDec and www.Instagram.com/BillyDec