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With the purpose of promoting and protecting small and independent breweries in the United States, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts, a tireless and passionate team of staff work in support of the brewing community.

The Brewers Association (BA) staff champions the idea that brewers from small and independent American breweries and homebrewers craft the best beer in the world and have the most diverse beer culture. Additionally, BA staff provides a unified voice against those who wish to marginalize the benefits that these small businesses give their community.

Interested in joining our team?

Visit our jobs page to find open positions.

Senior Management

Bob Pease

President & CEO

Paul Gatza

Senior Vice President of Professional Brewing Division

Nancy Johnson

Senior Vice President of Meetings and Events

Stephanie Johnson Martin

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Ryan Farrell

Vice President – Staff Development

Membership & Member Services

Bart Watson

Chief Economist

Kaylyn Kirkpatrick

Director of Education

Sarah Billiu

Membership Manager

MacKenzie Staples

MacKenzie Staples

Educational Content Manager

Kara Kaatz

Membership Assistant

Patrick Laflin

Membership Coordinator

Jessica O’Leary-Brennan

Membership Coordinator

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Graham Rausch

Membership Engagement Coordinator

Julie Kleinschmidt

Membership Assistant

Government Affairs

Katie Marisic

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

Marc Sorini

General Counsel

Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sam DeWitt

Sam DeWitt

State Government Affairs Manager

Marc Preo

Special Projects Coordinator

Technical Resources

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Chuck Skypeck

Technical Brewing Projects Director

Katie Fromuth

Technical Brewing Projects Manager

Adriana Terron

Technical Brewing Projects Administrative Specialist

The New Brewer

Jill Redding

Editor-in-Chief, The New Brewer & BA Special Projects

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D.

Equity & Inclusion Partner


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Chris Williams

Competition Director

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Tara Forster

Event Manager

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Joe Damgaard

Event Manager

Millie Shamburger

Event Coordinator

Adam Dulye

Executive Chef, Special Projects

Mike Aronson

Beer Services & Cellar Team Manager

American Homebrewers Association

Julia Herz

AHA Executive Director

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Duncan Bryant

AHA Web & Content Manager

Dave Carpenter

Editor-in-Chief, Zymurgy & AHA Special Projects

Brewers Publications

Kristi Switzer

Brewers Publications Publisher

Export Development Program

Steve Parr

Director of International Relations


Kevin Doidge

Sales Director

Kari Harrington

Senior Manager, Business Development

Hans Tishmack

Sales Activation Manager

Kim Derr

Sales Activation Manager


Ann Obenchain

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Rachel Staats

Senior Marketing Manager

Jeb Foster

Marketing Manager

Liz Klukas

Digital Marketing and Email Coordinator

Creative & Web

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Luke Trautwein

Creative Director

Jason Smith

Art Director

Alyssa Kirsch

Web Manager

Sarah Baldwin

Senior Experience Designer

Lisa Carlson

Senior Web Developer


Mike Robichaud Brewers Association IT Director

Mike Robichaud

IT Director

Aaron Schuette

IT Manager

Jeff Guggenmos

Systems Administrator


Drew Rosanova

Finance Director

Lauren Rosipajla

Senior Accountant

Emily Silver

Staff Accountant


Dan Goloback

Operations Manager

George Myler

Warehouse/Shipping Manager

Human Resources

Holly Haslam

Human Resources Partner

Erin Walters

Office Manager

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