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Billy Dec is an Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality, Attorney and CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago’s premier hospitality and entertainment development company, specializing in the creation, marketing and management of some of the city’s top venues including Rockit, Sunda, Underground, Rockit Burger Bar, Bottlefork & The Duck Inn. Dec can be seen on ABC TV’s “Windy City Live” & NBC’s “Today Show,” and heard on KISS FM.  Dec most recently founded Elston Films to bring more TV & movie projects to Chicago, after building his acting resume for the last ten years with roles on shows like “Empire” & “Criminal Minds,” to name few.


In May of 2014, President Obama appointed Dec to serve on his White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, where he also serves on the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force.  Dec’s educational background includes the University of Illinois, Chicago-Kent College of Law & the Harvard Business School. He has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Business Award” from the State of Illinois, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Community Leadership Award and Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Dec is also actively involved in philanthropic organizations like Best Buddies, Lookingglass Theatre, Asian Americans Advancing Justice…and formerly served as the Director of Cultural Relations for the Olympic Committee.


Dec writes his own blog about Chicago and its culturally rich entertainment landscape, where his contact info, press pages & upcoming events calendar are also posted, along with access to his heavily followed &