PRESENTS 2011 RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARDS TO ABL MEMBERS
CYNTHIA GREEN of Greenwood Wine & Spirits in Wakefield, MA was presented the 2011 Retailer Of The Year for Massachusetts. New to the industry, Cynthia Green purchased an existing liquor license in June, 1995 and relocated and opened the business as Greenwood Wine & Spirits on December 1, 1995. Her previous business experience was gained in the financial and retail industries. She is proud to support the community [...] Read More »
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LIQUOR ADMINISTRATORS, INC.
The NCSLA Executive Committee for fiscal year ending June 3O, 2O12 has been announced. Serving as President is Massachusetts ABCC General Counsel WILLIAM A. KELLEY, JR. Kelley has been the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“MA-ABCC”) since 1991 and has been a faculty member for the Massachusetts CLE Program since 1993 on the subject of licensing of alcoholic beverages businesses in Massachusetts. [...] Read More »
THE WINE INSTITUTE
DAVID B. KENT, CEO of The Wine Group LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, became Wine Institute Chairman for the 2O11-2O12 fiscal year at Wine Institute’s 77th Annual Meeting of Members held at the Sonoma Mission Inn. Kent has been Chief Executive Officer of The Wine Group, which operates a dozen wineries in California, New York, Australia and Argentina, since 2OO1. Prior to joining The Wine Group, Kent spent 2O years with E&J Gallo Winery and [...] Read More »
CRAFT BREWERS ALLIANCE
The independent craft brewing company has hired ANDREW (ANDY) THOMAS as President of Commercial Operations. In his role Thomas will be accountable for all sales and marketing activities at the company. Thomas has more than 2O years of experience in consumer packaged goods and the beverage industry. He recently served as an independent marketing and strategy consultant and senior adviser to The Monitor Group. Andy spent more than 12 years at Heineken International, most notably [...] Read More »