New Belgium Promotes Human Resources Director

nb-logo-bestFORT COLLINS, Colo. — New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce that long time Human Resources Director, Jenny Briggs, will be moving into a new role as Director of Organizational Development. The newly created position will focus on growing New Belgium’s culture and supporting team structure as the brewery gets ready to open its second facility in Asheville, North Carolina, in late 2015. Briggs will continue to oversee elements of HR, Risk Management and Co-worker training. John Gamlin, currently New Belgium’s Assistant HR Director, will assume the role of HR Director.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have Jenny’s steady hand at the HR wheel all these years,” said New Belgium President Christine Perich. “This new position will allow her to work on Big Picture issues around co-workers and culture as we grow the brewery into a national brand with two breweries.”

Briggs has been with New Belgium for just over 10 years and has also worked in HR at WPP Companies/Center Partners and Aquatic and Wetland Environmental Reclamation.

“It’s been a fulfilling and wild ride to date,” said Briggs. “We have an amazing opportunity to grow our culture and cultivate fresh perspectives with our Asheville hires, so it’s a very exciting time for the entire HR team here at New Belgium.”

Briggs and Gamlin will assume their new roles effective immediately.


New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews nine year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at