The Team

The Great Republic is represented by a team of passionate individuals led by owner, Eddie Papczun, and retail operations manager, Pam Sams. We strive to make shopping with us an experience unlike any other and we put a premium on making sure our customers know how much we care. In many cases, our clients become our friends and we always look forward to adding new friends. Please make sure to stop in and say hello the next time you're in the vicinity of one of our shops -- we'll pour you an Eagle Rare Bourbon and show you around. And maybe grow our circle of friends...

Executive Team


Eddie Papczun
Managing Partner


Pam Sams
Vice President Operations


Vanessa Jasinski
Vice President of Marketing & Branding

Store Teams


Barb Krauser
Assistant Store Manager (The Broadmoor)


Brian McConkey
General Manager (CityCenterDC)


Caroline Bonardi
Vice President, Rare & Old Collections


Kaela Walker
Assistant Store Manager (CityCenterDC)


Martha Jennings
Vice President, Special Projects


Melissa Meider
Sales Manager (The Broadmoor)