Stateways July-August 2011

StateWays is the only magazine exclusively covering the control state system within the beverage alcohol industry, with annual updates from liquor control commissions and alcohol control boards and yearly fiscal reporting from control jurisdictions

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Outgoing NABCA Chairman Dan Gwadosky led a discussion with Dave Peacock, president of Anheuser-Busch and John Esposito, President & CEO of Bacardi USA and Bacardi North America. NABCA CONFERENCE REPORT By Jeremy Nedelka “C ollaboration through Communication” was the theme of the 74th annual National Alcohol Beverage Control Association Conference, held May 11-15 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ. The conference focused on gathering together all the stakeholders in the control systems, from citizens to administrators to legislators, and creating a open dia- logue. Chairman Dan Gwadosky of Maine worked over the last year to accomplish those goals, and continued the sentiment into the opening of the conference. NABCA President and CEO Jim Sgueo also took the opportunity to thank Gadwosky for his year of ser- vice as the organization’s chairman. “Dan has been a StateWays s s July/August 2011 POST- tremendous Chairman of the Board,” Sgueo said. “He has improved the channels of communication between all stakeholders in the industry and effectively displayed the unique position of balance Control States hold for responsible sale and distribution of alcohol. I look for- ward to working with him as he continues his position on the Board of Directors.” The conference was well attended by industry and control state representatives alike. From the Welcome Reception to the keynote addresses to the numerous sessions, attendees caught up with old acquaintances, mingled with newcomers and shared insights with the industry’s experts. Cokie Reflects on her Career P olitical commentator Cokie Roberts, cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting, thrilled the crowd with stories from her decades working in Washington. 27

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