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

Senior Vice President
(Customer Relations)

Martha Jennings

Vice President
(Marketing Special Projects)

Brian McConkey

Vice President & GM
(New Collections)

Caroline Bonardi

Vice President
(Rare & Old Collections)

Retail Team


Barb Krauser

Store Manager
(The Broadmoor)


Melissa Meider

Sales Manager
(The Broadmoor)

Kaela Walker

Assistant Store Manager
(CityCenterDC)

Ebben Bell

Social Media
(CityCenterDC)