Billy Dec is a 2-time Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality, Producer, Actor, Attorney, Restaurateur, Contributing Lifestyle Editor at Esquire, and CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch, a premier hospitality & entertainment company specializing in the creation, marketing and management of award winning restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Dec can be seen frequently on NBC’s TODAY Show, and acting in Films & TV, most recently on shows like Empire, Criminal Minds & American Crime Story, now producing his own movies with his newly formed Elston Films. You can also hear him talk with celebrities, chefs, artists, athletes & more about the power of food, coming together for meals, and life altering dining experiences on his newly launched podcast “The Meal of Your Life!”
Dec is a Presidential appointee, serving on the White House Advisory Commission on Asian American & Pacific Islanders & the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force, for the last three years. Dec’s educational background includes the Chicago-Kent College of Law & the Harvard Business School. He has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Business Award” from the State of Illinois and the State’s Attorney’s Community Leadership Award. Dec is also heavily involved in philanthropic organizations like the Food Depository, Make a Wish, Lookingglass Theatre… and formerly served as the Director of Cultural Relations for the 2016 Olympic Committee.