The Brewers Association Code of Conduct codifies its commitment and responsibility as an industry to respect the law, promote and consume beer responsibly, and eliminate discrimination, harassment, and bias of all types.
The Brewers Association Code of Conduct, developed by the Board of Directors in collaboration with the Governance and Diversity committees and staff, was adopted by the board as official policy on August 6, 2020.
Code of Conduct Complaint Process
The complaint process aims to hold our peers accountable for unacceptable behavior while pursuing an educational path forward for a more professional, responsible, inclusive, and respectful environment.
The Brewers Association Code of Conduct Complaint Process was developed by the Brewers Association Board of Directors in collaboration with the Governance and Diversity committees and staff, and was adopted by the board as official policy on September 10, 2020.
The complete complaint process procedure can be found here.
Code of Conduct Complaint Process Procedure
After reviewing the above documents, please submit your complaint via the online Code of Conduct Complaint Intake form.
Code of Conduct Complaint Review Panel
Tawny Alvarez, Partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Food & Beverage Group, enjoys helping small and large companies in the food and beverage community stay in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, while simultaneously maintaining a culture that works for the organization. She represents retail organizations and manufacturers that produce wine, beer, ice cream, and other specialties, as well as restaurants and bars throughout the Northeast. Tawny is a frequent author and speaker on topics for the brewing community including anti-discrimination training, implicit bias training, manager training, public accommodations, and serves as editor of the firm’s blog, Lawyers on Tap. Tawny is a graduate of Thomas College, with a major in Business Management, and The Elizabeth Haub School of Law. Prior to moving into private practice, she clerked for state and federal judges across the country, including in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Dr. LaNita Gregory Campbell
Dr. LaNita Gregory Campbell is the director of the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her office is committed to the work of inclusive community building, racial justice, and education for the campus community. She is passionate about empowering people to build coalitions and use their collective voice for change.
A Los Angeles native, Campbell received her undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. She received her MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and PhD in Gender Studies from Indiana University. Her doctoral work explored the racialization of HIV/AIDS and the social constructions of gendered communicable diseases. Prior to coming to Emory, she was the inaugural postdoctoral fellow for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Delaware and an Assistant Dean of the Weppner Center for Leadership and Service-Learning at Florida Atlantic University.
Gloria L. Materre, principal for Materre & Associates, P.C., is a former regulator having served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. She is well-versed in alcohol regulatory compliance matters on all three tiers, licensing, and regulatory/trade practice counseling and enforcement, navigating the TTB and state and local commissions. She has also worked with distributor clients and has handled commercial matters and agreements related to the industry.
Materre was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to serve in executive leadership roles in state government. In 2009 she served as his Deputy Chief of Staff and was later appointed to serve as Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, allowing her to further utilize her abilities to bring positive change across the state. Prior to her stint in government, Materre built a successful national practice as principal of Materre & Associates, P.C. from 1995-2009, with her team servicing clients in the media and entertainment industries and practicing in real estate and corporate law. Relaunched in June 2017, Materre & Associates, P.C. continues to service client needs with the addition of the valuable knowledge gained in government advising clients on alcohol regulatory and government matters.