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08.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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The Beer Institute

Captain JOE McCLAIN, a 29-year Navy veteran, has been named President of the national trade association.  McClain will join the Beer Institute upon his transition from active duty later this summer, and succeeds the late Jeff Becker, who led the organization for 11 years.  Since 2OO7, McClain has been responsible for developing and implementing the Navy’s legislative strategy as Director of the Navy Liaison Office to the US House of Representatives.  He previously served in a variety of positions in the Navy, including as Commander, Sea Control Wing Atlantic, where he was responsible for leading 13OO military personnel and controlling an annual operating budget of $36O million.

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