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Speaker Company Title
Paul SaginawTuesday Keynote: Paul Saginaw Zingermans Co-Owner and Founding Partner
Wednesday Keynote: Deb Carey New Glarus Brewing Company Founder and President
Bill Amon Managing Director Anderson Tax
Krystal Angelo Pinthouse Pizza Events Coordinator and Beverage Director
Charlie Arnold Stone Brewing Water Operations Supervisor
Patricia Aron Rahr Malting Manager Brewing Research and Innovation
Vince Assetta Straub Brewery VP, GM & Brewmaster
Gloria Atika Baker Tilly Managing Consultant
Josh Aubuchon Florida Brewers Guild General Counsel/Lobbyist
Jules Bailey Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative Chief Stewardship Officer and Director of External Relations
Karla Baise Odell Brewing Company Community Outreach Coordinator
Shauna Barnes Dogfish Head Companies Off-Centered General Counsel
Lindsay Barr New Belgium Brewing Sensory Specialist
Lynsey Bates Odell Brewing Company Merchandise Manager
Dmitry Batishchev BC Liquor Distribution Branch Category Manager, Retail Services –  Merchandising
Ash Beckham   Diversity Educator
Wade Begrow Founders Brewing Co. Microbiologist
Randall  Behrens Live Oak Bank Senior Loan Officer
Laura Bell Bell’s Brewery, Inc. CEO
Steve  Beykirch Eagle Beverage Corporation President
Deniz Bilge VLB-Berlin Deputy Department Chief, Research Institute for Beer and Beverage Production 
Mike Billon Allagash Brewing Co. Quality Control Technician
John Blystone Great Lakes Brewing Company Head Engineer
Tim Brady Whetstone Craft Beers Co-Founder
Tom Britz Glacier Hops Ranch, Inc. President
Stan Brown Barnum Mechanical Director of Operations
Matt Brynildson Firestone Walker Brewing Brewmaster
Valerie Bushman Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau/td> Tax Specialist
Andy Calimano Starfish Junction Productions Owner
Dick Cantwell Magnolia Brewing Co. Head of Brewing Operations
Dan Carey New Glarus Brewing Company Brewmaster
Deb Carey New Glarus Brewing Company Founder and President
Bill Caster Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Program Analyst
Cheri Chastain Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sustainability Manager
Alex Chmielinski Iron Heart Canning Director of Operations
Rob Christiansen New Belgium Brewing  QA Specialist
Natalie Cilurzo Russian River Brewing Company Co-Owner/President
Kimberly Clements PINTS LLC Managing Partner
Acacia Coast Brewers Association Brewers Guilds Manager
Bob Collins Windy City Distribution Company President
Douglas Constantiner Societe Brewing Company Brewery Curator
Pete Conti Nielsen CGA Senior Vice President, Client Development Sales Effectiveness
Jim Cornwell Sartre OTR Restaurant Managing Partner
Dan Couch Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Songwriter
Jessie Cox Harpoon Brewery Manager of Harpoon Helps and Sponsorships
Chris Cramer Karl Strauss Brewing Company CEO & Co-Founder
Matthew Crompton Nielsen CGA Client Director
Jim Crooks Barrelworks/Firestone Walker Brewing Company Masterblender/Barrelworks Manager
Joe  Davis New Belgium Brewing COO/General Counsel
Yvan De Baets Brasserie de la Senne Masterbrewer/Co-owner
Eric Desmarais CLS Farms Owner
Jonathan Dunitz Verrill Dana LLP Attorney
Scott Elliot Nielsen CGA Senior Vice President
Renée Eriksen USDA-ARS Plant Research Geneticist Postdoc
Jeff Erway La Cumbre Brewing Co. President/Master Brewer
Susan Evans Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters
Markus Fandke BIOTECON Diagnostics Customer Support Representative
Ryan Farrell Brewers Association Human Resources Director
Gavin Fine Fine Dining Restaurant Group/Roadhouse Brewing Co. Owner
John Fischer The Culinary Institute of America Professor
Jamie Floyd Ninkasi Brewing Founding Brewer
Suzie Ford NoDa Brewing Owner/President
Eric Friedman Sterling Rice Group  
Celine Frueh Allagash Brewing Company HR Director
Andy Fyfe B Lab Manager of B Corp Growth
Seth Gardenswartz Blackgarden Law PC & surefi.com Attorney
Paul Gatza Brewers Association Director
Michael Gemma Haymarket Beer Co., LLC Director of Operations
Amy George Earthly Labs Founder & CEO
Barbara Gerovac Anaheim Brewery Owner & Brewer
Thorsten Geuer Bayern Brewing Inc. Brewmaster
Doug Goettsch Big Grove Brewpub Co-founder/Managing Partner
Michelle Gooding Gooding Farms Inc. & Idaho Hop Commission Director of Research and Special Programs
Dennis  Gorman Boston Beer Company  
Buster Grant SIBA (The Society of Independent Brewers) National Chairman
Eric Greene Dragoon Brewing Company Head Brewer
Katy Greiner The Kroger Co National Beer Coordinator
Derek Groff Director Moss Adams
Bob Gulley The Pantry/Kangaroo Stores Category Buyer
Josh Hare Hops & Grain President
Kyle Harris Barnum Mechanical Process Engineer
Paul Havel Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Partner (Attorney)
Sam  Hendler Jack’s Abby Brewing Co-Owner
Tom Hennessy Colorado Boy Brewing Co. Founder and President
Julia Herz Brewers Association Craft Beer Program Director
Mike Hess Mike Hess Brewing Co. Proprietor/CBO
Adam Heuberger    
Doug Hindman Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Brewery Operations Manager
Ken Hite Mize Houser & Company Shareholder-CPA, CGMA
Andy Hooper Seismic Brewing Company Brewmaster & Director of Operations
Ryan Hopkins YCH HOPS VP, North American Sales
Dave Huizen Grand Valley State University Professor
Joe Infante Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone Attorney/Partner
J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D.  Randolph College Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Randolph College
Mark Jockers Clean Water Services Government & Public Affairs Manager
Alex Joerger Cost Plus World Market Director – Wine, Beer & Spirits
Lester Jones National Beer Wholesalers Association Chief Economist 
Abraham Kabakoff Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Automation Specialist
Cody Keenan   Chief Speechwriter for President Barack Obama
Bill Kilpatrick O-I Sr. Director Global Quality
Daniel Kleban Maine Beer Company Owner/Founder
Danelle Kosmal Nielsen CGA Vice President, Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice
Ryan Krill Cape May Brewing Company CEO and Co-founder
Peter Kruger Bear Republic Brewing Company Master Brewer
Steve Kuftinec Uinta Brewing Co. Former VP of Sales/Current Stockholder & Board Member
Scott Lafontaine Oregon State University Graduate Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate
Matthew Laibson Ballast Point Brewing Field Quality Manager
Adam  Lambert Storied Craft Breweries COO
Chris LaPierre Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Sr. Head Brewer
Kyle Leingang Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Partner
Ashton  Lewis BSG Technical Sales Manager for the Central Midwest
Jayne Lewis Two Birds Brewing Co-Owner & Head Brewer
Barry Liner Water Environment Federation Chief Technical Officer
Owen Lingley Craft Canning + Bottling Owner
Tatiana Lorca Ecolab, Inc. Sr. Manager, Food Safety Education & Training
Daniel Lust PINTS LLC Partner
Chelsea Bosak Manning Duvel Moortgat USA, Boulevard Brewing Company & Brewery Ommegang HR Director
Kurt Marshall VLB Berlin Head Brewmaster Pilot Plant – VLB Berlin
Stephanie Johnson Martin Brewers Association  
Paul Martinez BreweryPak  
Alva Mather Pepper Hamilton Partner
David McCaleb Bryant Christie Inc. Director, International Marketing
Chris McCombs Red Rock Brewing Company Brewery Engineer
Tom McCormick California Craft Brewers Association Executive Director
Jack McCraine Baker Tilly Firm Beverage Director
Russell McCrimmon Brewery Safety Consulting Certified Safety Professional
Theresa McCulla National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Historian, American Brewing History Initiative
Patrick McCurry McDermott Will & Emery Partner
Kelly  McDonald McDonald Marketing President
Jason  McMackins Baker Tilly Managing Consultant
Caren McNamara Conscious Container Founder/CEO
Matt Meadows New Belgium Brewing Director of Field Quality, Draught Beer Quality Ambassador
Carl Meier The Black Abbey Brewing Co. Founder
Nicholas Meier Virginia Tech Barley Breeding and Genetics Graduate Research Assistant
Janna  Mestan Haymarket Brewing Co., LLC General Manager
Scott Metzger Freetail Brewing Co.  Founder
Richard Miller Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Vice President- Sales and Marketing
David Munro Bell’s Brewery, Inc. National Field Services Manager
Anna Nadasdy The MBM Group Managing Partner
Jim Nordmeyer O-I VP, Global Sustainability
Cyrena  Nouzille Ladyface Ale Companie Proprietor & General Manager
Alexandra Nowell Three Weavers Brewing Founding Brewmaster
Jeff Nowicki Bump Williams Consulting Chief Strategy Officer
Rich  O’Keefe Meijer Food Stores Senior Buyer – Beer 
Eric Ottaway The Brooklyn Brewery CEO
Eugene Pak Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP Partner (Attorney)
Nancy Palmer Georgia Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director
Charlie Papazian Brewers Association Founder/Past President
Kailey Partin Rising Tide Brewing Company Director of Marketing and Events
Adam Paugh Glacier Hops Ranch, Inc. Technical Brewing Director
Bob Pease Brewers Association President & CEO
Jason  Perkins Allagash Brewing Co. Brewmaster
Brian “Swifty” Peters The ABGB Owner/Brewer
Paul Pisano National Beer Wholesalers Association Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs & General Counsel
Logan Plant Beavertown Brewery Founder
Cassie Poirier Briess Industries, Inc. Technical Services Rep, Sensory Specialist
Liz Pratt Rising Tide Brewing Sensory Specialist
Marcus Reed Craft Brew Alliance General Counsel
Stephen Robey Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Assistant Director
Debbie Rupert Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Tax Specialist
Tim Rynders    
Paul Saginaw Zingerman’s Delicatessen Co-Owner and Founding Partner
James Sanborn GHM Insurance Account Executive
Nathan Sanborn Rising Tide Brewing Company Co-Owner and Director of Brewing Operations
Mike Sanders Extract.World LLC Founder
Dan Sartwell 14th Star Brewing Brewmaster
Jill Scanlon Odell Brewing Company Human Resources Director
Tim  Schnars II Meadowlark Brewing Co. Brewmaster/Chief Zymurgist
Nathan Schroeder Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Project Manager
Ryan Scott Odd 13 Brewing Founder and Brewmaster
Riley Seitz Surly Brewing Company QA/QC Manager
Bryan  Selders Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Brewing Ambassador
Carl Setzer Great Leap Brewing Brewmaster/CEO
Daniel Sharp Ninkasi Brewing Company Director of Brewing Operations
Tom Shellhammer Oregon State University Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science
Jamie Sherman    
Chris Shields Rhinegeist Brewery Director of Education
Hope  Shimabuku United States Patent and Trademark Office Director of the Texas Regional Office
Brandon Smith Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Engineering Manager
Kevin Smith    
Marc Sorini McDermott Will & Emery, LLP Partner
Andy Sparhawk CraftBeer.com Web Manager
Bailey Spaulding Jackalope Brewing Co. CEO and Founder
Dan Spears Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) VP, Industry Relations, Licensing
Roy Spence The Purpose Institute Co-founder and CEO
Patrick Staggs Revelation Craft Brewing Company President and Brewmaster
Andrea  Stanley Valley Malt Owner
Mitch  Steele New Realm Brewing  Brewmaster, COO and Co-Founder
Brian Steffenson University of Minnesota Professor
Benj Steinman Beer Marketer’s INSIGHTS President
John Stier Brewers Association Sustainability Mentor
Matt Stinchfield Brewers Association Brewers Association Safety Ambassador
James Stricker Odell Brewing Company Safety Manager
Zachary Taggart 42 North Brewing Company Lab Manager
Jennifer Talley Auburn Alehouse Brewery Development 
Russ Teplitzky Decrescente Distributing General Manager
Kelly Tretter New Belgium Brewing Microbiologist/Micro Lab Manager
Andrew Turner Mystery Brewing Company Scientist/Occasional Brewer
Andy Tveekrem Market Garden Brewery Brewmaster/Co-Founder
Dan Vavonese United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademarks Group Director
Alex Veneman Celis Brewery QA Manager
Merritt Waldron Rising Tide Brewing Company Quality Control Specialist
David Walker Firestone Walker Co-Founder
Eric Wallace Left Hand Brewing Co. President
Katie Wallace New Belgium Brewing  CSR Program Manager 
Julie Wartell PubQuest/UC San Diego Founder
Elizabeth Waters Upslope Brewing Co. Sustainability Coordinator
Bart Watson Brewers Association Chief Economist
Lynne Weaver Three Weavers Brewing Company Founder and CEO
Michael Webster Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Quality Assurance Specialist
Brad Weller Macpage LLC CPA, Principal
Emily  Wells Baker Tilly Business Analyst
Christine White Molson Coors Global Lead – Risk Management/Business Continuity
Sean White Little Fish Brewing Company Co-Founder/Brewer
Joy Will Alaskan Brewing Co. HR Manager
Tyler Wille Iron Heart Canning CEO
Sean Wilson Fullsteam Brewery Chief Executive Optimist
Xiang Yin Rahr Malting Director, Brewing Research and Innovation
Carrie  Yunker Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Director of HR