Horwitz Appointed to BA Board of Directors

The Brewers Association (BA) board of directors appointed Larry Horwitz of Four String Brewing Company to one of its two at-large seats. Horwitz and Jose Mallea of Biscayne Bay Brewing in Miami, Florida will each serve a two-year term on the board of the national not-for-profit craft brewers organization.

Horwitz is currently seated on the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) board of directors, serving on the advocacy, education, finance and governance committees. He is also a member of the BA Technical Committee and serves on the Quality and Safety subcommittees. Horwitz is a past president of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Philadelphia, a position held while brewing at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia.

“Larry is a thoughtful and effective member of the OCBA board and has helped to guide the direction of our organization to the benefit of all Ohio craft breweries,” said Mary MacDonald, executive director of the OCBA. “We have no doubt that his insight and experience will be of tremendous value to the BA board as well.”

The BA board guides the strategic direction of the organization and governs the activities of the professional division of the BA, as well as the American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Publications and BA events including the Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and SAVOR.

“With the craft brewing community continuing to grow to more than 6,000 small and independent craft brewers across the country, it is imperative for the board to continue to reflect the interests of brewers of all sizes and ensure that even the smallest voices are heard,” said Rob Tod, board chair, Brewers Association. “In the face of many exciting opportunities and challenges, this is a dynamic time to be a small and independent brewer. I look forward to working alongside our new colleagues to continue making this a great industry, both for those who work in it and the beer lovers who get to enjoy it.”

The BA will seat its new board members on February 21, 2018.

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