Boulder, CO – The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America's small and independent brewers, is pleased to announce its 2011 board of directors.
Following the member election, held last fall, the following new board members were elected: Stephen Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, John Mallett of Bell's Brewery, Inc., Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing Company and Steve Bradt of Freestate Brewing Company.
The BA board officers remain the same with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery returning as Vice Chair, Mark Edelson of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant returning as Secretary/Treasurer and Nick Matt of F.X. Matt Brewing Co. returning as Chair. Matt was elected by the board to serve an at-large term. Additionally Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing Company will serve on the Executive Commitee as a Past Board Chair.
“I am pleased to return as board chair to work with leaders from across the craft brewing industry, along with the staff of the Brewers Association,” said Nick Matt. “It is an honor to play a leadership role in helping the BA represent the interests of small brewers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.”
The Board provides strategic direction for the Brewers Association. With 37 full-time employees and additional independent contract staff, the Brewers Association serves 1,634 Brewery Members, 223 Wholesalers, 348 Allied Trade Members and 25,000+ American Homebrewers Association Members.
Following is a complete, alphabetical list of the Brewers Association board of directors and committee chairs.
Steve Bradt Head Brewer Freestate Brewing Company
Sam Calagione –Vice Chair CEO/President Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dick Cantwell Owner Elysian Brewing Company
Mark Edelson –Secretary/Treasurer Owner Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Gary Fish CEO/President Deschutes Brewery
Chris P. Frey – AHA Representative
Chris Graham –AHA Representative Beer, Beer & More Beer
Ken Grossman CEO/President Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Stephen Hindy Chairman/President Brooklyn Brewery
Kim Jordan CEO & Founder New Belgium Brewing Company
John Mallett Beer Production Manager Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Nick Matt – Chair CEO Matt Brewing Company
John Pinkerton Brewmaster/Partner Moon River Brewing Company
Rob Tod Owner Allagash Brewing Company
Eric Wallace President Left Hand Brewing Company
AHA Governing: Chris P. Frey
Communications: Dick Cantwell
Events: Steve Bradt
Executive: Nick Matt
Finance: Mark Edelson
Governance: Gary Fish
Government Affairs: Sam Calagione
Market Development Committee: Rob Tod
Pipeline Committee: Dick Cantwell
Public Relations & Marketing: Kim Jordan
(sub) Export Development Program: Brett Joyce
Technical: Ken Grossman
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