Saturday, November 7, 2009

WA Beer Commission Taps New Executive Director

The Washington Beer Commission, which was formed in 2007 to represent, market and promote Washington's growing craft beer industry, has named Eric Radovich as its new Executive Director.

Radovich comes with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations and event planning. His resume includes an eight year stint with Seafair, Seattle's largest summer festival, where he served as Vice President. Eric has also worked in public relations for the Seattle Mariners and most recently served as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for BlueStar Management, a Seattle real estate development firm.

"After an extensive search for a high caliber marketing professional who can also produce successful events and serve as a strong representative of the brewing industry, we are very excited to have Eric on board to take the Washington Beer Commission to the next level," commented David Mudd, member of the Washington Beer Commission and head of the Executive Director search committee.

Washington's beer industry supported more than 20,000 jobs and had a total economic impact of nearly $3 billion in 2008. The Washington Beer Commission is a governmental organization supported by revenue from beer festivals and assessments collected from breweries. It was established to represent the interests of the brewing industry and to promote Washington made beer as fresh, local and recognized for great quality and value.

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