FILED AUGUST 27, 2015Former Beer Institute VP Communications Chris Thorne announced his resignation back in May. Today, the BI has announced his apparent successor: Denise Dunckel will join the trade association as vice president, public affairs, effective September 14. She will lead the Beer Institute's public affairs strategy directed at policymakers, the media, the alcohol beverage industry and other key stakeholders.
FILED AUGUST 26, 2015MillerCoors had its first National Distributor Council meeting under Gavin Hattersley's tenure as interim CEO earlier this month, also its first with commercial leadership since the team's transition in July. They addressed return to growth for the big brands, and general strategy, among a few buckets: