Chairman of the Brewers Association Board of Directors, Sam Calagione, announced the winning candidates of the recent Board of Directors election, on the Association’s Forum. Each member’s new term will start at the first board meeting of the year, which is scheduled for February 2013, and will serve a three-year term.
Elected Board members include:
Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery
Gary Fish founded Deschutes Brewery in 1988. He is a Founding Board Member and currently Vice Chair of the Brewers Association, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee and past Board Chair of the Brewers Association of America. He is also an ex-officio board member of the Beer Institute, Founding Board member and past Board President of the Oregon Brewers Guild and a board member and past President of several community and civic organizations.
Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewery Co
Kim Jordan is co-founder of New Belgium Brewing Company which began in 1991. In New Belgium’s early days, Kim performed many of the usual duties of an entrepreneur in a start up brewery: packaging, cleaning, sales and delivery, marketing, and human resource development to name a few. Now 21 years later, Kim is CEO and President of New Belgium and is still actively involved particularly in Sales, Branding and Organizational Development. Much of her time is spent on mid-range and long-term strategy development for New Belgium. As a Board member of the Brewers Association and an ex-officio Board member of the Beer Institute, Kim has occasion to hear about opportunities and threats that American craft brewers face.
Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewery
Larry’s Brewers Association work includes current service on the Brewpub Committee as Vice-Chair and participating as a member of the Finance Committee. He has served on the Public Relations and Marketing committee of the BA, 2005-2009. As an MBAA member he’s held officer positions in District St. Paul/Minneapolis and is currently involved with the Food Safety working group of the MBAA.
Outside of brewing Larry regularly plays with his 2 labs, Belle & Hops—hiking, playing fetch with multiple objects (beer shirts are a favorite), tug-of-war, and sometimes a wrestling match breaks out. He and his wife, Ginger, make entertaining a lifestyle by constantly hosting parties, impromptu gatherings, dinner events, and overnight guests.