Maine Brewers’ Guild Taps Cusick to Lead

The Maine Brewers’ Guild, a 501(c) nonprofit that supports the craft beer industry, is pleased to welcome Shea Hearsum Cusick as incoming executive director, effective May 1, 2023.

Cusick is currently sales manager at Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough, Maine. During her time with Nonesuch she built a strong sales program, working directly with distributors and on-premises accounts to significantly increase the number of barrels sold. She also sits on the Guild’s legislative affairs committee and is a certified beer server through the Cicerone Program.

“I am the quintessential craft beer cheerleader,” said Cusick. “My greatest asset is my ability to build relationships and bring people together. I can sell anything if I believe in its value. I believe in Maine beer and in the people who make it. I am constantly reminded of the collaborative spirit and camaraderie found within it and I’m excited to see where we can take it next.” 

Cusick joins the Maine Brewers’ Guild after a decade of rapid growth for the craft beer industry. According to the Guild’s latest economic report, Maine beer adds $260,662,701 to the state economy each year and tourists cite craft beer as one of their top activities while visiting the state.

“The mission of the Maine Brewers’ Guild is to promote and protect Maine craft beer,” said Colleen Croteau, president of Maine Brewers’ Guild Board of Directors. “We know that Shea will take this mission to heart and lead our organization with enthusiasm, passion and a commitment to craft.”

The Maine Brewers’ Guild has more than 150 members and has introduced significant legislation, hosted craft beer events around the world and made Maine one of the top destinations for craft beer. For more information about the Maine Brewers’ Guild, please visit:

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