Board of Directors Nominations

The Brewers Association (BA) is seeking self-nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors election. To ensure understanding of the commitment required to serve the industry, and to improve the efficiency of the nomination process, nominees must self-nominate.

The board is seeking nominees who possess one or more of the following:

  • Have prior or current Brewers Association committee or subcommittee experience; OR
  • Have served in an officer position with their state brewers guild; OR
  • Have unique perspectives, insights, or experience that will benefit the craft brewing community.

The Brewers Association is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse board of directors that is committed to fostering equity and inclusion in the craft brewing industry. Women and nonbinary individuals, members of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nominees should be brewery owners or designated as the brewery voting member representative by brewery ownership.

Open Seats

There are five open seats – one for pub brewers, three for packaging brewers, and one for taproom brewers. The election will occur in the fall of 2023. The board terms are three years each and start in February 2024.

  • Pub brewers are defined as brewers that sell more than 25% of their beer onsite, operate significant food services, and produce six million barrels or less annually.
  • Packaging brewers are defined as brewers that sell 75% or more of their product outside of the brewery and produce six million barrels or less annually.
  • Taproom brewers are defined as brewers that sell more than 25% of their beer onsite, do not operate significant food services, and produce six million barrels or less annually.

Board candidates should review the association’s foundational documents and Board of Directors Expectations Agreement. The governance and nominating committee will propose and set the final slate based on organizational gaps, such as geographic, size, and candidate diversity, and achievements on behalf of the craft brewing community.

Nomination Deliverables

All deliverables can be submitted via the form at the bottom of this page. Nominees will be required to provide:

  • Candidate Statement (Maximum word count: 100 words)
  • Short Answer Questions (Maximum word count: 75 words each)
    • What unique skills and/or background would you bring to the board?
    • What challenges do you see ahead for the craft brewing community and how, as a board member, would you help the BA navigate for members?
    • What are the biggest opportunities for small and independent craft brewers?

After you submit your required and optional form information, you will be redirected to a new page to upload a photo and a video. These materials are required for your nomination to be considered complete.

  • Photo: Hi-resolution, 300dpi photo of just you in the image
  • Two-Minute Video: Two minutes or less, hi-resolution video
  • Content: Tell voters who you are and why you want to be on the BA Board of Directors.
  • Script: Talk slowly and confidently.
  • Sound: Be sure it is quiet when and where you film your video.
  • Lighting: If you do not have professional lighting, natural lighting or window light will make you look best.
  • Location: Show your brewery, taproom, or barrelhouse to help give the viewer a sense of location.
  • File Format: Submit as either a .mov or .mp4 file in 1920×1080 at 30fps. If you don’t know what that means, just try to send a hi-resolution video. Phone videos in landscape orientation (not portrait) will work if that’s all you have to use.
  • Orientation: Shoot horizontally if shooting with a phone. No vertical videos, please.
  • File Length: Videos should be two minutes maximum. Fact: the average attention span of a goldfish is eight seconds and a human’s is currently estimated to be seven seconds.
  • Relax and have fun!

For questions, please reach out to the BA Membership Team.