The BA Inaugurates its 2015 Board of Directors

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The Brewers Association today announced its 2015 board of directors, highlighted by a mix of both old faces and new as well as some position shuffling.

Per a statement from the BA, the 2015 board is comprised of:

Executive Committee

  • Chair – Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
  • Vice Chair – Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland, ME
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co., Ashland, OR
  • Past Chair – Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brewers Association President – Charlie Papazian, Boulder, CO
  • Brewers Association CEO – Bob Pease, Boulder, CO

American Homebrewers Association Representative Board Members

  • Chris P. Frey, Saline, MI
  • Jake Keeler, Roseville, MN
  • At-Large Board Members
  • Steve Bradt, Free State Brewing Co, Lawrence, KS
  • Dan Kopman, Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery, Saint Louis, MO
  • Scott Metzger, Freetail Brewing Co, San Antonio, TX
  • Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA

Brewpub Representative Board Members

  • Larry Chase, Standing Stone Brewing Co, Ashland, OR
  • Tom Dargen, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants/CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Broomfield, CO
  • Tom Flores, Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, Frederick, MD
  • Cyrena Nouzille, Ladyface Ale Companie, Agoura Hills, CA
  • Tony Simmons, Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill, Pagosa, CO

Packaging Brewery Representative Board Members

  • Steve Crandall, Devils Backbone Brewing Co, Roseland, VA
  • Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
  • Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewing Co, Fort Collins, CO
  • Dan Kleban, Maine Beer Co, Freeport, ME
  • John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI
  • Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing, Portland, ME
  • Eric Wallace, Left Hand Brewing Co, Longmont, CO

Among the more notable changes is the departure of Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione, who previously served on the executive committee. Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy, who last year served as an at-large board member, took Calagione’s spot as past chair. Hindy isn’t the only new addition to the executive board, however. Larry Chase has been elevated to secretary and treasurer in the absence of Mark Edelson of Iron Hill Brewery, who held the position last year.

Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman, who last year served as a packaging brewery representative, is also absent from this year’s board.

“As our industry continues to advance, I look forward to working with my fellow board members and Brewers Association staff on causes of importance to our growing membership of small and independent craft brewers,” said Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes and chair of the board, in a statement.

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