Changes Are Coming to the Brewers Association
By JOHN HOLL
Bob Pease, who has served as Vice President of the non-profit trade
group since 1999, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Charlie
Papazian, remains President and CEO to focus on stewardship,
government affairs, beer community relations and serving as a beer
ambassador, according to a press release issued by the Brewer’s
Association on Thursday.
In his new role Pease will take on additional responsibilities in the area
of personnel administration, and oversight in key operational areas such
as finance and IT, with an enhanced role in government affairs.
“Since 1978, I have enjoyed championing the best interest of craft
brewers and craft beer. I have seen the beer community through many
dramatic changes—changes that are ultimately serving the best
interests of both beer drinkers and brewers,” Papazian said in a
statement.” I feel fortunate to continue leading the organization with
someone as loyal and dedicated to the beer community as Bob. It’s also a
privilege to have the guidance of a group of people as dynamic and
passionate as our board of directors. Continuing my involvement is like
waking up each morning in a beer garden, knowing there’s always
another round being served.”
The Brewer’s Association, based in Colorado has 31 full-time employees
and serves 1,395 Brewery Members, 170 Wholesalers, 297 Allied Trade
Members and more than 20,000 American Homebrewers Association
“I think I speak for both Charlie and myself in saying that we look forward
to continued development of our ability to serve members and protect
the interests of the broader beer and brewing community,” said Pease.
John Holl writes about craft beer and the culture of drinking.
He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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