North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild Hires New Executive Director to Start in New Year

DURHAM, N.C. — The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild today announced the appointment of Margo Knight Metzger as its full-time executive director. She will assume the duties of the position on January 2, 2014.

Metzger brings ten years of experience to the role, including government affairs, tourism promotion and alcohol beverage industry insight. She will lead the guild’s efforts to advance the interests of the state’s craft breweries and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

“We are thrilled to bring Margo on board,” said Sean Lilly Wilson, president of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild. “While we had an impressive slate of highly-qualified candidates, Margo’s extensive experience in government relations, tourism, and the alcohol industry made her the perfect fit. Even better, she’s passionate about craft beer and loves her native North Carolina.”

Metzger leaves her position as public relations director for the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development, part of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. She previously served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Wine & Grape Council. Prior to that, Metzger led marketing for a beer and wine wholesaler in the Triad region of North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.

About the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild:
The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina craft beer. North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, home to more than 80 breweries and brewpubs.

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