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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                       Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                  Honolulu Liquor Commission

                               PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES
LORI AJAX, Deputy Division Chief, is assigned to the California Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Headquarters Office, where
she oversees several statewide programs including Trade Enforcement, Professional Standards, Training, Grants and
Licensing. Ajax began her career with the Department in 1995 as an Investigator in the Santa Rosa District Office and
has served in several District Offices and specialized units throughout the state. In 2006, Ajax was promoted to District
Administrator assigned to the Grant Assistance to Local Law Enforcement Program (GAP) and Target Responsibility For
Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE). She then served as District Administrator for the Sacramento, Yuba City and
Redding District Offices from 2007 through 2011, overseeing the licensing and enforcement operations of 20 counties in
Northern California until her most recent assignment. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from
California State University, Sacramento.

FARSHAD ALLAHDADI is the Director of the License Services Division at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. He is
responsible for the development and execution of public policy initiatives that impact 14,000+ businesses, 130,000+
alcohol service permit-holders, and 5,000+ temporary special events. Through his leadership, Mr. Allahdadi has helped
the Commission balance industry growth and marketplace innovations with the demands for public safety and
community livability. Before entering public service with the OLCC, he worked as a Senior Credit Policy Manager for a
national credit card issuer. Mr. Allahdadi has a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico. He
lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two sons. This is Mr. Allahdadi’s first visit to Hawaii, and it’s kismet that he
recently took up playing the ukulele.

DEBBI BEAVERS has been with the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC) since 2004. Debbi's previous
position with the Division was the Electronic Services Coordinator for ABC which included processing electronic
distributor returns and reports; streamlining business processes; creating forms; and, brand registration and label
approval. In 2010, Debbi was promoted to Licensing Manager and currently supervises three units: Licensing,
Marketing, and Background Investigations. The Kansas ABC Division recently implemented on-line label registration
successfully and is currently making preparations for an on-line licensing system.

Prior to moving to Kansas, Debbi graduated from Trans World Travel College and studied at Missouri Western State
College. She worked in the travel industry and provided social services and Medicare compliance in a skilled nursing
facility.

NICHOLAS BERGMAN is a partner at Buchman Law Firm, LLP, residing in the Firm’s New York City office. He has
practiced in the field of beverage alcohol control law for over 14 years and is admitted to the California, New Jersey and
New York State bars. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio in
1997 and his B.A. from Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio in 1992. He also holds a post graduate degree in Wine
Marketing, Finance and Accounting from the Office International du Vin (OIV) in Paris, France.

MICHAEL BINSTEIN left a successful career as an investigative reporter in Washington, D.C. in 1995, when his father,
legendary retailer Harold Binstein died, and returned to the Chicago area to run the family retailing business. Since
taking over the business, Michael has grown Binny’s Beverage Depot from a 13-unit, $50 million business to a 29-unit
business with total annual revenues of approximately $330 million. Last year, he opened a 26,000 square foot store in
Champaign, his first foray outside the greater-Chicago area in downstate Illinois, followed by another store in
Bloomington-Normal last fall.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                       Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                  Honolulu Liquor Commission

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Binny's Beverage Depot is a two-time winner of Retailer of the Year by the publishers of Wine Spectator, and last year
Binny's was named Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Just recently Chicago Magazine named Binny's the
best place to buy beer in Chicago, singling out its superior selection, prices and staff.

CARRIE L. BONNINGTON is a Counsel in the Litigation and Wine, Beer & Spirits practices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
Pittman LLP in Sacramento. Ms. Bonnington specializes in licensed beverage law and regulation. She represents
wineries, retailers, distilleries, importers and breweries in regulatory practice before state alcoholic beverage control
boards and in general civil litigation matters. She also regularly advises such clients in connection with state and federal
alcoholic beverage laws. Ms. Bonnington has written and lectured in the areas of wine, beer and spirits litigation and
regulation.

MATTHEW D. BOTTING was appointed to the position of California ABC General Counsel in August, 2008. Botting has
over 19 years of state government legal experience. He was ABC’s Chief Legal Counsel from 2000-2004 before he left for
a short time to work in private practice. Botting returned to ABC in 2005 where he served as a Staff Counsel III until his
appointment to General Counsel. Prior to joining ABC in 2000, Botting was a Deputy Attorney General with the California
Department of Justice. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) degrees from Otago
University in New Zealand before relocating to the United States.

MICHAEL BREWER is the president of Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service, California's leading alcoholic beverage
licensing firm. Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service represents numerous alcoholic beverage licensees in all segments
of the alcohol industry, including international convenience store companies, national restaurant and hotel chains,
regional supermarket and drug stores as well as local restaurants, breweries, wineries and wholesalers. Mr. Brewer is
also the co-founder of License Locators, one of California's largest liquor license brokerage firms, and California Business
Escrow.

In addition, Mr. Brewer has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University, the Escrow Training Institute, the Escrow
Institute, Los Angeles Escrow Association and California Association of Business Brokers. Prior to joining ABCS, Mr.
Brewer was a regulatory auditor for the United States Customs Service and holds a Master’s degree in accounting from
San Diego State University. Mr. Brewer is an associate member of the California Restaurant Association, California Beer
and Beverage Distributors, California Association of Business Brokers, the National Conference of State Liquor
Administrators and is a founding member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants. Mr. Brewer
lives in Temecula, California, with his wife and three children.

LOU BRIGHT graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas and Baylor Law school in Waco Texas but that
was so long ago he can’t really remember when. The ensuing decades are a blur of dingy court rooms and grim
conference rooms chasing the chimera of just and rational governance on behalf of the People of Texas – or at least
their government; first as a litigator for the Texas Attorney General’s office and next as General Counsel of the Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Since 2010 Lou has been of counsel to the Austin Texas law firm of Jack Martin & Associates and General Counsel to the
Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. Beyond these proud associations, Lou devotes considerable time and
energy to serving as a horrible example to his three grandsons. Lou is proudest of having once been the President of the
National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.


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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                       Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                  Honolulu Liquor Commission

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WIWIK BUNJAMIN-MAU, MURP, is the Project Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention program for the City
and County of Honolulu. Among her other duties, Ms. Bunjamin-Mau coordinates an award-winning public campaign
called “Be a Jerk” that aims to prevent underage drinking on O’ahu. She received her Masters degree in Urban &
Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is the co-author of “SpeakOut: The Step-By-Step Guide to
SpeakOuts and Community Workshops.”

DON BURMANIA has been the director of the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division since November 2011.
Prior to joining the Division, he was the director of the Colorado Division of Racing Events for 11 months after 18 years
with the Colorado Division of Gaming, where he served as Communications Director and Technology Manager.

Burmania started his professional career as a newspaper editor in Albia, Iowa, after graduating from the University of
Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. He then moved to Colorado Springs, where he
worked as a marketing/advertising account executive before joining the State of Colorado as a public information
specialist with the Motor Vehicle Dealer Services section. He had a brief stint as a staff writer and freelancer between his
positions with Dealer Services and Gaming.

SARAH BYRNE was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, the middle child of a stay-at-home mom and an electrical
engineer. She grew up wanting to play major-league baseball but was forced to change career paths when the powers
that be would not let her join little league (remember, this was the 70s - things have changed since then). She then
decided she would be a pilot and astronaut, but gave that dream up when her eyesight kept her out of the naval
academy. She then decided to pursue music as her passion and majored in Music Education at Jacksonville State
University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Two years as a high school band director convinced her to try again, so she acquired
an education in mechanical drafting and went to work for Caterpillar. Fate and a series of bad decisions led her to
Wamego, Kansas in 1993, where she still resides. Still not knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up, she
decided to attend law school at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated with Dean's Honor's in 2004 and
was employed briefly by the Kansas Association of Public Employees where she focused on labor and employment law.
She was appointed the Assistant Attorney General to the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control in March of 2007.
Sarah loves Alabama football (Roll Tide!) and Kansas basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). She enjoys science fiction movies
and television and has a labrador-hound mix named Rygel, who loves to sing the Alabama fight song. Sarah refuses to
watch crime and legal dramas on television as they make her feel completely inadequate! Sarah still plays her trumpet
at every opportunity, for which her mother is very grateful, and plays in the Wamego Community Band and for
numerous musicals and theatrical productions. Her plan for retirement is to be a trumpet player on a cruise ship.

JEFF CARROLL, Vice President Compliance, Strategy heads the Strategy and Compliance arms of ShipCompliant. In this
role since 2005, Jeff is charged with overseeing the direction and update of ShipCompliant products and services that
allow producers and importers of alcohol beverages to accurately comply with 1000's of state and federal alcohol laws
and regulations and ship and distribute their products efficiently. In addition, Jeff overseas a team that constantly
monitors changes in alcohol regulations across the country and works with regulators at the state and federal level to
assure ShipCompliant tools and services meet the evolving needs of their clients. Jeff is often invited to speak at industry
events where regulatory and political topics are discussed and debated. In addition, he is a regular contributor to various
wine industry trade publications. Jeff lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Ghita and their two children.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                      Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                  Honolulu Liquor Commission

                              PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES
RICK CHOW joined TTB in March 2003 as a field Auditor. He has since held positions as the Chief of Staff, Chief of
Automated Business Programs and currently holds the title Program Manager, IT Solutions for Field Operations. One of
his primary duties in this role is to serve as the Program Manager and System Owner for Permits Online. Prior to TTB
Rick was employed by the General Electric Company and the E&J Gallo Winery.

BRIAN CLARK is President and Managing Partner of Fun Beverage, Inc. a Kalispell, Montana based regulated,
independent, licensed wholesale Beer and Wine distributor serving a 10,000 square mile distribution territory in
northwest Montana including Glacier National Park. At Fun, we believe that as a licensed, regulated, independent beer
and wine distributor, we must do more than simply distribute alcohol and that effective, state-based alcohol regulation
requires licensed distributors to be actively involved in reducing illegal alcohol use and abuse.

The son of a military officer and diplomat, Brian lived all over the US and internationally including the former Soviet
Union before settling in Montana. Mr. Clark has been in the beverage industry for over 35 years starting as a truck
loader for a Coca-Cola bottler/Coors distributor while he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from
Montana State University in 1982. He held a variety of positions in Golden, St. Louis, Seattle and Missoula with Adolph
Coors Brewing Company in marketing and sales before joining Fun Beverage, Inc. in 1985. While at Fun Beverage, Inc.
Brian has been personally involved in a variety of industry and community activities including three stints as President of
the Montana Beer and Wine Distributors Association, Montana Director to the National Beer Wholesalers Association,
Board of Trustee’s Center for Alcohol Policy, STOP Underage Drinking in the Flathead Coalition, Flathead CARE and Safe
Kids Safe Communities Coalition.

In addition to being actively involved with community programs to address illegal underage alcohol use and drunk
driving, Fun Beverage, Inc. started and continues to be the sponsor of Safe Ride Home, sponsors all its sales personnel to
be TIPS certified, works closely with regulators and law enforcement, hosts Server Training, sponsors community
member participation at the Annual Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws conference. Fun Beverage, Inc. is participating in
the pilot Montana Responsible Retailing Forum, for state-wide implementation, to help licensees prevent alcohol sales
to underage customers and sales to intoxicated persons in partnership with the Montana Department of Revenue and
the National Responsible Retailing Forum.

THOMAS C. COLE was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio; is a graduate of the University of Miami, Florida; and has lived in New
Orleans, Louisiana for the past 22 years. He and his wife, Debbie, just celebrated their 34 th anniversary. They have a
daughter, a son and four grandchildren.

Tom has been in the wine & spirits industry for over 30 years. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wine
& Spirits Wholesalers of America and its Government Affairs Committee. He is a Keeper of the Quaich and a member of
Chevalier de Tastevin. He is also a member of the New Orleans Business Council and a Director of the Louisiana
Highway Safety Council.

Tom began his career with Duval Spirits Company in Florida in 1981 and was named President of Magnolia Marketing
Company in 1991. He has continued in the chief executive position through several expansions, culminating in the
merger of Republic Beverage Company with National Distributing Company in 2006. Tom has served as President of
Republic National Distributing Company since its creation.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                     Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                 Honolulu Liquor Commission

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RNDC is the second largest distributor of premium wines and spirits in the United States with operations in 19 states
plus the District of Columbia. (Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,
Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
and DC.) RNDC has sales of nearly $6 billion and employs more than 8,000 individuals nationwide.

SHERRY COOK joined TABC in 2006 as the Information Technology Director and Information Resources Manager. In
2008, Cook was promoted to Assistant Administrator for Regulatory and Business Operations. As the Assistant
Administrator, her responsibilities included oversight of Business Services, Marketing Practices, Licensing, Human
Resources, Information Resources, Tax, Ports of Entry and Education and Prevention. After joining the agency, she has
played a key role in the modernization of business practices leveraging technology. Cook was named Interim
Administrator on June 1, 2012, and appointed Administrator on June 28, 2012. As the Administrator, she oversees an
agency with over 600 employees, a biennial budget of approximately $84 million and almost $200 million in annual
revenue collections.

Prior to coming to TABC, Cook served 29 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in various diversified
positions. Her career with the DPS included nine years with the Texas Rangers Division as a Crime Analyst where she
worked on such high profile cases involving serial murderer Kenneth Allen McDuff and the Texas Ranger Investigation of
the Branch Davidian Incident in Waco.

Cook has earned associate degrees from Austin Community College in Information Technology and from Alvin
Community College in Criminal Justice and Corrections. She received her Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Science from
Texas State University and a Master's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies also from Texas State University in 2008,
where she has received several awards including Outstanding Graduate and Research Student and was selected as the
commencement speaker for her graduating discipline. She is a TCLEOSE Certified Peace Officer, Certified Public Manager
and a member of various professional and civic organizations.

EDWARD COOPER joined Total Wine & More in 2011, bringing with him over twenty-five years of experience in
corporate public affairs. As Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Relations, he is responsible for the company’s
communications and public relations, government affairs, community relations, corporate philanthropy and corporate
social responsibility functions.

Previously, Ed served as president of Highland Stone Associates providing integrated public affairs consulting services to
Fortune 500 companies. Earlier, he served as vice president of The Hawthorn Group, directed the public outreach efforts
of the National Association of Home Builders and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and served as a top
professional staff member in the U.S. Senate.

Ed holds a B.A. from Hobart College and an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and serves on the boards of several local and national non-profits.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                    Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                Honolulu Liquor Commission

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JOHN H. CORDREY is the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for the State of Delaware, having been appointed as
the first Commissioner in Delaware by Governor Minner and confirmed by the Senate in January 2001. In 1977 he
graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Bridgewater College in
Bridgewater, Virginia. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1980 from Delaware Law School of Widener University,
Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Cordrey served as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of the State of Delaware and
practiced law from 1981 until his appointment as Commissioner. In addition to practicing law at his firm of Cordrey &
Clark, P.A., he was appointed as a member of the Delaware Tax Appeal Board, later named as Chairperson, serving for
seventeen years. He served as attorney for the majority caucus of the Delaware State Senate from 1991 until becoming
Commissioner. He was elected Chairperson of the Northern Region Conference of NCSLA in June 2002. In November
2002 Delaware hosted the Northern Region Conference’s regional conference in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Mr.
Cordrey served as President of NCSLA for 2007/08. Mr. Cordrey lives in Georgetown, Delaware with his wife, Carol.

JOE DANIELS comes from a law enforcement family that includes 19 descendants of his grandfather, a former deputy
sheriff and onetime moonshiner, which have been in law enforcement and about that many relatives that have been
involved in moonshining. Joe was reared in an area of Oklahoma that has always been the hotbed of moonshine activity
in the state and has developed a culture that has condoned moonshining as a part of life.

Prior to his law enforcement career, Mr. Daniels attended college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and then
Oklahoma State University studying Agricultural engineering. Joe started his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff
in Pittsburg County in 1989. After three years with the Sheriff’s Office, Joe became an Agent for the Alcoholic Beverage
Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission and was assigned to the Eastern District office in Tahlequah.

In 2004, Mr. Daniels advanced to the rank of Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Tulsa office and in 2006 was
promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the newly formed McAlester district which covers 25 counties in southeastern
Oklahoma. Due to the area of the state that he has been assigned Joe has had the opportunity to investigate and take
down numerous moonshine stills and bootleg operations. Joe is a certified instructor and has developed a Council on
Law Enforcement Education and Training curriculum that trains law enforcement officers to identify the elements and
components of moonshine operations. His duties also include overseeing the regulation of the liquor industry,
enforcement of the laws governing intoxicating liquors and the laws concerning the sale of tobacco to minors and laws
concerning Oklahoma's Charity Games Act.

DAN DAVIS began his legal career as inside counsel to Schieffelin & Somerset (predecessor to Moet Hennessy USA, Inc)
and learned to provide clear, concise and useful legal advice for timely business decisions. As outside counsel in two of
the country’s largest firms with alcoholic beverage law practices, Pillsbury and McDermott, Dan gained comprehensive
knowledge and experience advising broad range of clients from start-ups to national suppliers and retailers. Dan has
personally researched and drafted hundreds of legal analyses and contracts for promotions and licensing structures
throughout the country. Dan advises on tied house and licensing laws as they apply to cutting edge promotions in
traditional and new media.

MATTSON DAVIS moved from Portland, Oregon, to join Kona Brewing Company in the spring of 1997. Raised in the
Northwest and having spent much of his life by water, he jumped at the opportunity to live and work in Hawaii and help
grow craft beer awareness in the Islands. He began as General Manager, was promoted to Managing Partner and is now
President of Kona Brewing.


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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                     Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                 Honolulu Liquor Commission

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With a background in restaurant operations and sales, Mattson joined the company, then solely a production facility, as
the business launched plans to open a brewpub. While pursuing the goal of opening the brewpub Mattson discovered
his passion for marketing, brand building and manufacturing.

In the summer of 1998, under Mattson's direction, construction began on the Kailua-Kona brewpub. Much work was
dedicated to seeking out all the right people and materials to create a unique Hawaiian oasis. Under Mattson’s direction,
Kona Brewing opened its second restaurant location at Koko Marina Center on Oahu in December 2003.

In the years since Mattson came onboard, the company has grown rapidly, with beer sales steadily increasing. Kona
Brewing has been Hawaii’s #1 craft brewery since 1996 and in 2011 became the largest brewery in Hawaii and 13th
largest craft brewery based in the US (out of 1,700), based on 2010 sales figures. Growth since then has continued at
double digits annually. The beer is distributed throughout Hawaii at hundreds of on-premise and off-premise locations
and in approximately 36 states, 15 countries including Taiwan, Japan and many throughout Europe. Together with CBA,
the brand is in the top 10 breweries in the US.

STEPHEN M. DIAMOND, Professor of Law, received a B.A. in 1967 from Swarthmore College, a certificate in social
anthropology in 1970 from Cambridge University, and an A.M. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in history and a J.D. in 1976 from
Harvard University.

Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Frank A. Kaufman of the U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Until
1989, he was Professor of Law on the faculty of the Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, which he first joined in
1977.

Since joining the faculty at the University of Miami School of Law in 1989, Professor Diamond has taught American and
European alcoholic beverage and food law, state and local government law, American legal history, and torts.

He is co-chair of the A.B.A. Committee on Beverage Alcohol Practice.

GERALD A. DINALLO, JR., is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, reporting to the General Counsel of the Diageo
North America legal department. He also serves as primary counsel to the U.S. Spirits, National Accounts and Control
States organizations. Jerry’s responsibilities include managing a team of lawyers and legal professionals who provide
legal and regulatory advice on all aspects of Diageo’s spirits, wine, beer and progressive adult beverage sales, marketing
and promotional activities. He also administers Diageo’s trade practices compliance program. Prior to joining Diageo, he
spent four years as Senior Counsel for Pernod Ricard USA, LLC, one year as Associate General Counsel for z-University, a
college alumni marketing company and four years as a commercial litigator. He currently serves as Vice Chair on the
DISCUS Laws and Regulations Committee and various other industry committees. Jerry is also on the Board of Directors
of the Westchester and Fairfield chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Jerry received a B.A. degree from
Fordham University and a J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of New York,
Connecticut and New Jersey.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                       Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                  Honolulu Liquor Commission

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SENATOR ARTHUR B. “SKIN” EDGE, IV is engaged in Governmental Relations and Consulting. Prior to joining
GeorgiaLink as Partner, Mr. Edge served in the Georgia State Senate (1986-1996) and was Minority Leader of the Senate
from 1992-1996. Mr. Edge served on the Appropriations, Special Judiciary (Chairman), Public Utilities and Health
committees in the Senate. He also served on the Legislative Fiscal Affairs Committee and the Code Revisions
Committee.

Georgia Trend Magazine named Edge as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Georgia." He was also named by
Business to Business Magazine as one of "The Ten Most Influential People under the Gold Dome." He is a graduate of
the University of Georgia (BBA 1977) and the University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1980). He was a participant in the
Leadership Georgia Class of 1988. Edge served as Chairman of the Board of One Georgia Bank and is a former Chairman
of the Board of OutMed, L.L.C., an investment / development corporation. Skin and his wife, Bambi, have three children
and reside in Newnan, Georgia.

DR. CHARLES W. EHART has been a professor of public administration for Hodges University in Naples and Ft. Myers,
Florida since 2006 and serves as vice-chairman of the Master of Public Administration program. He has taught graduate
level courses in public administration and management since 1993. He has also done work as a management
consultant, primarily for agencies of the federal government. Additionally he has done consulting for the alcoholic
beverage industry in Maryland and has served as an advisor to members of the Maryland General Assembly and their
staffs regarding alcohol and tobacco matters. He has published a number of articles in national academic journals.

After a 30 year career, Dr. Ehart retired in 2003 as an Assistant State Comptroller with the State of Maryland, and served
as the Director of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division. In this capacity he was responsible for regulating the alcoholic
beverages and tobacco industries in the state and collecting the excise tax on distilled spirits, beer, wine and tobacco
products. As the director, he oversaw all division operations, conducted license and disciplinary hearings, coordinated
legislative activities, drafted regulations, and served as liaison with the industry.

Dr. Ehart is a past president and former executive secretary-treasurer of the National Conference of State Liquor
Administrators and served on the Executive Committee for ten years. He is the former chairman of the Joint Committee
of the States to Study Alcoholic Beverage Laws. He also served as chairman of the Tobacco Tax Section of the Federation
of Tax Administrators.

Active with the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Ehart is a 52 year veteran of that organization and has held numerous
positions at the unit, district and council level. He holds the Silver Beaver award, which is the highest award given by the
national council for distinguished service to youth in a local council.

Dr. Ehart has a doctorate in public administration (D.P.A.) from Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, Florida: a
M.A. in Administrative Management from Bowie State University; and a B.S. in Business Administration from Mount
Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

With his wife Margie, he has residences in Severn, Maryland; Ocean City, Maryland; and Punta Gorda, Florida.




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   Rick Garza         2013 NCSLA Annual Conference                                                    Conference Host:
NCSLA President                                                                                Honolulu Liquor Commission

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DANIELLE ELKS recently retired from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, where she worked for twenty-five
years. Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Danielle graduated from East Carolina University, Magna Cum Laude,
with a BS degree in Business Management. From there, she earned her law degree from the University of North
Carolina—Chapel Hill. Wanting to practice entertainment law, Danielle moved to Nashville, Tennessee upon
graduation. However, she began her career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division.
When the regulation of bingo was transferred from the Secretary of State’s Office to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage
Commission on the last day of the legislative session, Danielle transferred to the TABC to oversee the day-to-day
operations of regulating bingo. Although three months later, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that the operation of
bingo games violated Tennessee’s Constitution, Danielle remained with the agency as its staff attorney. Eventually, she
was promoted to be the agency’s Assistant Director. In 2002, Danielle was promoted to Executive Director’s position
until her retirement in 2013. Since then, Danielle has dabbled with photography and conducted several photo shoots.

Danielle has also been active within the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators organization being
appointed as the Southern Regional Chairman and to the organization’s Executive Board. In fiscal year 2010-2011,
Danielle served as the President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

SUSAN EVANS began her Federal career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) in 1988 as a field
inspector. She came to Bureau Headquarters in Washington, DC in 1999 as head of the alcohol labeling division. As
division chief, Susan was instrumental in the development of COLAs Online, the Bureau’s first e-filing system. In January
2003, when the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and ATF were divided, Susan became the first Assistant
Administrator for Headquarters Operations. In July 2005 Susan was appointed to the newly-created position of TTB
Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters. In that position Susan concentrates on enhancing communication,
education and customer service.

DR. WENDY FRASER believes in and mentors the collective wisdom in an organization by capitalizing upon the talents of
people. Through organizational leadership and development, she fosters and builds capacity through strengthening
interpersonal aspects of the organization while improving operational efficiency and service delivery.

Wendy has been using Lean Six Sigma and other performance improvement methodologies for over twenty years. In her
work with the Washington State Department of Revenue, they documented over $58 million in additional revenue to
the state, saved nearly 150,000 staff hours, saved $1 million in agency funds, and generated $4.2 million for other
businesses. She consults with public, private and non-profit organizations both in the United States and abroad.

Wendy holds a doctorate and three masters degrees. She teaches at three universities and is a highly sought after
consultant and facilitator. She has been honored as a recipient of the Governor’s Distinguished Managers Award –
Sustaining Leader. And, she has also been named an international humanitarian in her work with developing youth.
Wendy lives in Olympia with her husband and children. She is a volunteer in the schools and community service
organizations.

ROBERT HARMELIN is Executive Vice President of Allied Beverage Group, LLC. The company employs over 800 people in
its New Jersey and Pennsylvania divisions. He has been a lifelong member of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of
America (WSWA). He served as Chairman of WSWA from 2011-2012.




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Bobby has been involved in the beverage alcohol business since he was old enough to drive a forklift. His experience
spans 40 plus years – working in a wine shop during college as well as a bar and restaurant while in college. Since that
time he has spent the last 38 years at all levels of the wholesale distribution business.

Mr. Harmelin worked one summer in Bordeaux France and that same year did a stint working harvest in Germany. His
family was also connected to the ownership of vineyards and a winery in California. Bobby is currently on the board of
the Philadelphia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and had the pleasure of being its past president,
twice.

Currently Bobby lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife, Randie, of 37 plus years. He also has three beautiful
children; Sara, Stephanie and Matthew.

AMY HARRISON joined the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in January of 1990. She is the Director of Licensing
which is responsible for the issuance of over 74,000 licenses and permits all over the world. The TABC is a self funding
agency with the majority of revenue coming from the Licensing Division. Amy is responsible for 75 employees across the
state that meets and educates the public on 68 different licenses and permits, process applications, conduct
investigations, and interpret code. Amy has played a significant role in projects that modernize the application process
and leverage new technology to the benefit of the agency and public. Her extensive knowledge of the code and
innovative thinking bring her to the table for projects even outside of the licensing arena.

Prior to joining the TABC, Amy spent five years at the State Comptroller's Office. Amy held several positions there
including Licensing Supervisor of the Regulatory Division. Her experience at the Comptroller's Office, coupled with the
TABC, has given her over 28 years of state regulatory experience.

Amy earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration from Sul Ross State
University in Alpine, Texas. It was the experience of working several Legislative Sessions that inspired Amy to pursue a
career in state government after graduation.

RICK HAYMAKER has served as Chief Legal Counsel (CLC) for the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) since 2008.
The CLC oversees the Commission’s Legal Division which is responsible for advising the Commission and Commission
staff on the interpretation of the Illinois Liquor Control Act and other general legal matters. The CLC also plans and
reviews special compliance investigations for prosecution, advises on legislative proposals affecting the Commission,
drafts trade practice policy statements related to the alcohol beverage industry, and sets enforcement priorities for the
Commission. Prior to 2008, he served as Deputy Director for the Chicago Local Liquor Control Commission for ten years
specializing in the regulation of retail liquor and entertainment licenses. He currently serves on the NCSLA Board as
Regional Chair representing the Central Region.

ROBERT S. HILL, III graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1965 and from the University of Alabama School of Law in
1968. After service in the Army, he returned to Montgomery, Alabama where he entered the private practice of law. He
was a private practitioner in Montgomery for over twenty-five years. For the past fifteen years he has been General
Counsel for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. In addition to involvement in internal agency matters and in
litigation, he works with state and local government officials, as well as with representatives of licensees and other
industry members, on issues involving statutory and administrative regulatory requirements.


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KAINOA HORCAJO is an emerging leader in the field of cultural tourism, specializing in the application of Native
Hawai’ian values, principles and practices to a holistic visitor experience. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Kainoa
is a perpetual student of the Hawaiian culture, studying under the guidance of highly respected kupuna (elders) in varied
disciplines such as traditional celestial calendars, martial arts, herbal and energetic healing and more.

Though firmly rooted in his Native Hawaiian culture, Kainoa is equally comfortable in the western workplace having
served as media and outreach liaison for Representative Mele Carroll in the State of Hawai’i House of Representatives
and as a Community Outreach Specialist for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. As a partner in Hana Pono, LLC, he currently
serves as principal researcher and writer for Cultural Impact Assessments and Cultural Studies while strengthening
relationships between landowners, policymakers, developers and the wider community. Kainoa is also an affiliate of E
Ola Pono, providers of Hawaiian cultural advisory services to the visitor industry.

As a sought-after trainer in Hawai’i’s visitor industry, Kainoa has instructed thousands of executives and employees from
the state’s largest resorts including the Westin Maui, Sheraton Waikiki, Four Seasons-Lana‘i, Outrigger Resorts and
more. He was also lead trainer for Maui County in preparation for the international APEC meeting in 2012.

Kainoa is a popular speaker as well, having delivered the keynote address to the Maui County graduates of the Academy
of Hospitality & Tourism in 2009 and the opening speech for the National Association of State Councils for Biotechnology
in 2007. He has also hosted and/or facilitated multiple conferences and workshops including the Envisioning the
Economic Future of Makaha Conference, the Hawai’i 2050 Sustainability Survey Community Meeting and the 2012
TEDx Maui Conference.

He is a graduate of the University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace and Justice, earning his bachelor of arts degree in
International Relations with an emphasis in Indigenous Politics. His post-graduate education includes the Ka Ipu Kukui
Fellowship program for community-selected future leaders, and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association’s Ola
Hawai’i place-based hospitality training program. Kainoa’s deep commitment to community is evidenced by his
volunteer service to numerous organizations including PBS Hawai’i, Maui Recycling Group, Debolt Gardens Foundation,
Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Hui O Na Wai Eha, Hawai’i Youth Conservation Corps, and more. He also contributes his
time to care for the land in Olowalu, Auwahi, Kipahulu and his family land in Iao.

ALEX D. HUSKEY serves as the Chairman for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, and the Chairman for the
Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. He has held these positions since May of 2011. Previously he served in
law enforcement capacities for more than 20 years. During his law enforcement tenure he served as Superintendent of
the Indiana State Excise Police (Indiana alcohol and Tobacco Commission), Executive Board member of the Indiana
Homeland Security Fusion Center, and with the Marion Police Department in various capacities including Assistant Chief
of Police.

He is a graduate of Indiana University with a Masters of Public Management, with emphasis in organizational leadership
and public policy.

Alex’s Memberships and affiliations include: Advisory Board member IUK School of Public and Environmental Affairs;
Advisory Board member Ball State Criminal Justice Department; Citizens Advisory Committee, Indiana Wesleyan
University; and Immediate Past President of D.A.R.E. Indiana. He is also a US Air Force Veteran, having served a total of
10 years; active and reserve.

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J. NEAL INSLEY. After graduating from college, Mr. Insley began his career in 1993 as a Police Officer with the Virginia
Marine Police. In 1996, he was hired as a Special Agent with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

In 1999, Mr. Insley was accepted into law school and continued to perform his duties as an ABC Special Agent, while
attending law classes in the evenings and on the weekends. In 2003, Mr. Insley graduated from law school and was
admitted to practice law in Virginia. Mr. Insley left ABC to work as a state prosecutor.

After prosecuting for a few years in two separate jurisdictions, Mr. Insley entered the private sector and focused his
practice in ABC Law. In his private practice, Mr. Insley has represented clients ranging from small solo-proprietorships to
national chain restaurants, distributors and manufactures of alcohol in an array of ABC related issues.

In 2010, Mr. Insley was appointed by Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of
the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and became the NABCA Chairman in June of 2012.

KATIE JACOY is Western Counsel of Wine Institute, a public policy association representing 962 California wineries and
affiliated businesses. Katie manages government relations in nine of the Western states (Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington).

Katie began her legal career in Washington, DC as an associate with McKenna, Connor & Cuneo. She was sent to Seattle
to work with a team of lawyers on a government contract matter for Boeing and remained in the Seattle area. She
became Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Unigard, a group of property & casualty insurance companies.
After seven years as in-house counsel, Katie became a contract lobbyist in Olympia, Washington, representing a variety
of interests including the Washington Wine Institute. Katie joined the State Relations Team at Wine Institute in 2005.

Katie received a B.A. in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown Law
Center.

KENT JAMES is a Special Agent In-Charge for the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission.
Kent oversees the Tulsa District, which includes 18 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. Kent has been employed by the
Commission since 1993. He was promoted to Special Agent In-Charge in 2006. Prior to joining the Commission, Kent
was employed by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. While there, he was assigned to the Capitol Patrol's
Governor Security Detail. Kent graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1990, with
a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

As an agent with the Oklahoma ABLE Commission, Kent has been involved in numerous moonshine still investigations.
From undercover buys to actually "smelling" out a moonshine still, Kent has knowledge in the art of moonshine
production and ways moonshiners try to conceal their activity.




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SUSAN JOHNSON is a partner in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives, LLP and focuses her practice on issues facing food,
beverage and hospitality industry clients. She counsels beer, wine and spirits producers; retail store, restaurant and
hotel chains, sports and entertainment facilities, cruise ship lines, and hospitality management companies on issues
relating to liquor licensing, alcohol sales, distribution, advertising, administrative violation defense and regulatory
matters related to changes in corporate ownership and governance. Susan also advises clients on the opportunities
created by the Washington State liquor privatization initiative, and oversees the Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog, which
monitors and reports on potential privatization efforts in Oregon, Idaho and Utah and other industry topics.

With broad experience in corporate transactions, litigation and alcoholic beverage regulation, Susan works directly with
industry associations, in-house counsel and other law firms on complex transactions, litigation consultation and
legislative initiatives involving alcoholic beverage issues. Susan also coordinates the full range of legal services for
hospitality and beverage clients including real estate, franchise, publicly traded company compliance, litigation,
trademark registration and protection, employment counseling, financing and transactional representation for
expansions, acquisition and divestitures. Before joining Stoel Rives, Susan managed the Food and Beverage practice
group at Graham & Dunn, PLLC.

DEXTER K. JONES is the Assistant Chief of Field Operations and leads the Compliance Division at the Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission. In this capacity he oversees regulatory and auditing functions and provides auxiliary support for
investigations initiated by the Agency’s Special Operations, Enforcement, Licensing and Ports of Entry Divisions. In a 14
year career span with the Agency he has held various positions, Auditor, Regional Supervisor, Marketing Practices
Director, Assistant Chief of Enforcement, and multi-appointments as Assistant Chief of Compliance.

His most notable accomplishments with the Agency are Co-Chairing the Super Bowl XLV Agency Committee in 2010
while working closely with the NFL Super Bowl Committee, Co-Chairing the 2011 Bastrop Wildfire Special Response
Team Efforts, and overhauling the Agency’s Cash/Credit Law System which resulted in approximately a $520 million
reduction in beverage debt throughout the State [the Cash/Credit Law System received the Texas Association of State
Systems for Computing and Communications 2012 Excellence Award for the Innovative Use of Technology].

Dexter is an honorable United States Veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 – 1992 during the
Persian Gulf War Era. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The University of North Texas,
Denton, TX and an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement from Austin Community College.

Dexter is a 2005 graduate of the Governor's Executive Development Program at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. He is a 2012 graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development
Leadership Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. He holds certifications as a Certified Peace Officer and Certified
Fraud Examiner in the State of Texas.

WILLIAM A. KELLEY, JR. has been the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
(“ABCC”) since 1991. Mr. Kelley was graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and Suffolk University
Law School in Boston. Prior to becoming the general counsel of the ABCC, he was engaged in the private practice of law,
focusing on trial work in both criminal and civil cases. In addition to his trial practice, he also counseled small businesses,
including representation in litigation arising out of government enforcement actions of zoning and other municipal laws.
He has been a faculty member of each Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program since 1993 on the subject of
licensing of alcoholic beverages businesses in Massachusetts.

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In August 2011, Mr. Kelley was honored by the Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association, and
received that organization’s “2011 President’s Award” in recognition of and appreciation for his many contributions to
municipal law and assistance to local government in his capacity as the General Counsel to the Alcoholic Beverages
Control Commission.

Bill is the Immediate Past President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA). In June 2011, he
was inaugurated as the President of the NCSLA for a term of office that concluded on June 30, 2012. Before being
inaugurated as the President of the NCSLA, he was elected to the position of Vice President for 3 years, after having
been elected to the NCSLA’s Board of Directors as Chairman of the Northern Region of the NCSLA in 2007 and 2006.

Mr. Kelley has been a panelist at beverage alcohol seminars presented by the NCSLA, the National Alcohol Beverage
Control Association and CLE-International. At conferences held by the NCSLA he has been a panelist on the topics of
“Embattled ABC Agencies”, “Liquor Hearings – Trials, Tribulations & Ethical Dilemmas” “Ethics for the 21st Century
Alcohol Control” and also the moderator of a panel presentation on “2 Tickets To Paradise: The Mixology Of Goodwill,
Ethics, & Crime”, "A Commerce Clause Debate: The Constitution’s Commerce Clause Place In Alcoholic Beverage
Regulation.?", "Educating Lawmakers – Are We Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place?", “The Proper Balance
Between the Wholesale and Retail Tiers”, "While You Were Sleeping: The Emerging Influence of The Public Health
Community", "The First and Second Tier: Not Always One Big Happy Family", “Initiatives in Regulation and Control:
Compliance Investigations and Dispositions, Thinking “Outside The Box.”

PETE KENNEDY is a partner in the Austin, Texas, law firm of Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, PC. He is a 1988
graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Pete’s practice includes commercial, intellectual and constitutional
litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Pete regularly litigates and counsels clients on free speech,
communications and internet law issues, and acts as national outside counsel for numerous companies with unique
online business models. Pete got his feet wet in the alcoholic beverage industry in Authentic Beverages Co. v. Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which resulted in the unique “Ale in Texas” rule being held unconstitutional, along with
several other beer labeling and advertising restrictions.

PAT KOHLER, Director of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, has 30 years of progressive professional
experience and documented success in Washington state government. Prior to joining the Washington State
Department of Licensing earlier this month, Pat was the agency Director for the Washington State Liquor Control Board
for 11 years. Pat provided vision, direction and leadership for the regulatory and enforcement functions for more than
17,000 liquor licenses and is responsible to implement a new regulatory system for Cannabis. In 2012 Pat led and
oversaw the privatization of liquor (Initiative 1183) in the State of Washington. This required closing down nearly a $1
billion liquor retail business as well as setting up a new system and structure.
Pat has held several senior level positions throughout Washington state government in the area of finance, audit,
materials management, and procurement. Pat is a graduate of Central Washington University with a B.S. in Accounting
and is a Certified Public Accountant. She achieved LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the University of
Washington in July 2012.




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EVAN T. LAWSON has devoted his professional life to the art and science of trial work, amassing extensive experience in
all aspects of dispute resolution and appellate practice since graduating from the Boston University School of Law in
1967. In 1969 he was appointed legal counsel to the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, where he
served for three years developing a specialty in state and federal regulation. In 1973 he founded Lawson & Weitzen, LLP,
which has received the Highest Martindale Hubble rating for thirty years and is now ranked 55th among the 100 largest
law firms in Massachusetts.

Evan’s practice concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis on trade practices litigation, alcoholic beverages
licensing and regulation, supplier-wholesaler disputes, media law and defense of complex professional liability claims,
and mergers and acquisitions of alcoholic beverages wholesalers. In the course of his practice Evan has also represented
clients on behalf of insurers in the media, marine, engineering and environmental fields. He has been the principal
attorney in over 100 appellate cases, including cases involving the relationship between the Commerce Clause and the
21st Amendment, and two in the United States Supreme Court. In 1996 he successfully represented a Rhode Island
liquor retailer before the United States Supreme Court in 44 Liquormart v. State of Rhode Island, which established a
First Amendment right to advertise alcoholic beverages prices and overturned a previous Supreme Court ruling that the
21st Amendment gave an “added presumption of validity” to state regulation of alcoholic beverages.

Evan frequently serves as a panelist for legal education seminars on licensing and administrative law for NCSLA, NABCA
and media law. He has published articles on constitutional law and alcoholic beverages regulation, presented a paper on
the relationship between alcohol control and restricting advertising to the National Conference of the American Society
for Public Administration and is the author of a chapter in the recently published SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONTROL OF
ALCOHOL: THE 21ST AMENDMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY, which has been cited as authority by the New York State Law Revision
Commission on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. Evan currently serves as an industry representative on the Board of
the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.

DR. JAY MADDOCK is Professor and Director of the Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Professor Maddock has led the research and evaluation arm of the Healthy Hawaii Initiative, a statewide Department of
Health program to reduce chronic disease since 2000. Professor Maddock has extensive experience in system,
environmental and policy research to improve population level risk factors including physical inactivity, tobacco use and
poor nutrition in multiethnic, disparate communities. His work bridges both the research and practice communities.

Dr. Maddock has been named the Bank of Hawai‘i Community Leader of the Year. He has chaired the state board of
health, co-authored the state physical activity and nutrition plan and was a charter member of the NIH study section on
Community-Level Health Promotion. He is also the principal investigator on the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse and has
served as an investigator on several NIH and Robert Wood Johnson funded studies. He is an author of over 80 scientific
articles, and 150 chapters and abstracts on community level health promotion.

He is the Honorary Secretary for the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Chair of the Physical Activity
Section of the American Public Health Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior. His
research has been featured in several national magazines including Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping. Dr.
Maddock has given invited lectures in numerous countries including Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, El
Salvador and Brazil and holds a faculty appointment at Wuhan University in China.




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JOHN A. MAISCH is the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission
and an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Maisch graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1992, with a B.S.B.A. in Economics and
Management. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1995. Maisch served as an Assistant Attorney
General for the State of Oklahoma from 1996 to 2001.

KATHERINE MARKERT is the Manager, Wholesaler Development and Regulatory Compliance at North American
Breweries, headquartered in Rochester, NY. Katherine joined North American Breweries in 2009 to lead the reduction of
marketplace fragmentation through alignment of NAB’s brand rights in distributors’ warehouses. In 2010, Katherine
became responsible for federal and state licensing and compliance matters for NAB’s breweries, alehouses and
commercial brands and also manages the Inside Sales segment of NAB’s sales business. Prior to joining North American
Breweries, Katherine worked in private practice at the law firm of Duke, Holzman, Photiadis & Gresens, LLP in Buffalo,
NY where she represented clients in commercial litigation matters.

CLAUDETTE MILLER is a Partner with the Chicago firm Ungaretti & Harris, where she is a member of their litigation and
government/healthcare groups. Her varied expertise includes litigation in a number of fields, with an emphasis on and
advising public and private sector clients regarding the constitutionality of laws under both the Illinois and U.S.
Constitutions, working extensively in the beverage alcohol field. Claudette represented Illinois taxpayers against
Governor Quinn and other officials in a Cook County lawsuit that went to the Illinois Supreme Court that challenged as
unconstitutional much of the legislation comprising Illinois’ FY09 capital budget, including bills that raised liquor taxes,
legalized videopoker and privatized the lottery. She represented the distributor’s association in a federal lawsuit
alleging that the ILCC’s interpretation of Illinois liquor laws violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. She
also represented taxpayers in state court lawsuit challenging whether legislation and the liquor tax therein violated
Illinois Constitution, and represented amicus in the Granholm case concerning interstate wine shipments. Claudette
received her B.A. magna cum laude from Smith College, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law.

CAROLINE O’CONNELL is a corporate partner at Lawson & Weitzen, LLP who has more than ten years of experience
advising retailers, distributors and suppliers on a nationwide basis on state and federal licensure, regulatory compliance,
distribution and importing requirements, trade practice compliance and sales and acquisitions of brand rights in the
alcoholic beverage industry. Caroline is a graduate of Boston University and is admitted in Massachusetts and New
York.

ROBERT “R.J.” O’HARA received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Dayton in 1989 and his B.A. in English in 1985
from the same school. He served as Articles Editor of the University of Dayton Law Review and is a member of the
National Honors Society in History.

He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1989. He
was a co-founder of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants and remains a Board member. He is an
associate member of both the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and the National Association of
Alcohol Beverage Administrators, as well as the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys and Hospitality Lawyers.Com
and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and regional conferences on alcohol-related topics. He is also a
member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.




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R.J. provides general liquor licensing counsel, handles litigation, citations and administrative hearings, and advises clients
on complex national licensing issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He represents
investment and financial companies and firms which enter the hospitality, restaurant and alcohol manufacturing
business and is adept at addressing their unique concerns. He also advises clients on the legality of national alcohol
promotions and marketing and compliance with state and federal liquor laws. R.J. also conducts seminars for clients
regarding liquor liability and related restaurant and alcohol management issues, oversees employee integrity testing and
employee compliance with employer alcohol policies through the implementation of targeted secret shopper programs
and drafts liquor-oriented legislation.

PAUL E. PISANO is Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and General Counsel at the National Beer Wholesalers
Association. He leads the association’s efforts in industry, legal and state governmental affairs and serves as primary
liaison to state distributor associations and outside groups. Prior to joining NBWA, he served at the Department of
Commerce most recently as Director of Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Census Bureau. He also spent six years working
on Capitol Hill. Mr. Pisano holds a B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his J.D. from Catholic
University’s Columbus School of Law.

PEARLETTE J. RAMOS - Lawyer, psychologist and life strategist. Born in 1969, Dr. Ramos was raised in Youngstown, Ohio
a Midwestern steel mill town, where she developed a love of learning and a passion for social justice issues. After
dropping out of high school and getting a GED, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Methodist University in Fayetteville,
North Carolina. Following college, she worked as a rape crisis and battered women’s counselor when she was inspired to
go to law school in order to change the laws that impacted women, the poor and underrepresented groups. In 1995, Dr.
Ramos graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has worked with the National American Civil
Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and the Detroit Public Schools where she gained experience in the
areas of gender discrimination, housing, consumer and family law, and public education issues. She also spent time as a
government lawyer as well as in private practice where she concentrated in the areas of commercial litigation, general
civil litigation, and public policy. Currently she is employed with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
as the Assistant Director of Administration and In-House Counsel.

After working as a lawyer for more than 12 years, in 2007, Dr. Ramos left law firm practice to pursue her doctoral studies
and five years later, in 2012, she earned a PhD in psychology at Saybrook University. Dr. Ramos recently launched The
Attorney Well-Being Group, a venture that is committed to improving attorney well-being, the legal culture and the
public perception of lawyers.

DEBORAH C. RINGO is a Senior Regulatory Manager based in Diageo’s Washington, DC office. With more than two
decades of progressive regulatory experience in the highly regulated beverage alcohol industry, Deborah has in-depth
industry knowledge and expertise. She has focused on matters relating to new product development, responsible
advertising code compliance, labeling, formulation, flavor approvals, 5010 tax credits, packaging, allergen and nutritional
labeling, carbohydrate claims, brand registration, FDA bioterrorism registration, and state and federal trade practice
rules. Deborah has experience in distillery, winery and brewery operations, importing and licensing and reporting
requirements.




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HOBERT B. RUPE has served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission since January 2004.
Prior to his current position he was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska where he handled Civil
Litigation and Enforcement cases for ten years.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree with a double major of History and Government from Northwest Missouri State
University (1989) and his law degree from the University of Nebraska (1992).

He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme
Court of Nebraska.

He was the President of the National Conference of Liquor Administrators from July 1st 2009 to June 30th 2010 and
served on the Executive Committee for seven years.

JOSHUA SEGAL is a civil litigator with a specialty representing clients in the alcoholic beverage industry. Having worked
closely with Evan T. Lawson since joining Lawson & Weitzen, LLP in 2011, Josh has represented retailers, wholesalers,
and suppliers before state agencies and in state and federal court. Josh is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and
New York but has been admitted to appear in courts around the country and represents clients with national interests.
While attending Boston University School of Law, Josh served as managing editor for the Boston University Law Review.

FRANKLYN L. SILVA is the Director for the Department of Liquor Control in the County of Maui and has held that position
for the past 20 years. He started his career in the U.S. Army at the age of seventeen and retired as a Captain after 20
years of service to our country. He joined the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control in 1982 as a Liquor Control
Investigator. In July 1993 he was appointed as the department’s third Director and fourth Administrator. He served as
President of the NCSLA from 2000-2001.

MARC E. SORINI is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
He is the leader of the Firm’s Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group. Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his
field by Best Lawyers and the Chambers USA directory, he advises breweries, distilleries, wineries and importers on
regulatory, litigation, licensing, distribution, advertising product formulation, and taxation issues.

JENNIFER SPALL is in her eighth year with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., serving as Senior Director of Public Affairs and
Government Relations for the West. Jennifer is responsible for a team that covers 20 states managing policy, legislative
and land use issues that impact Wal-Mart, as well Wal-Mart’s Foundation, urban development and community
relations. She previously represented Washington, Oregon and Alaska for the company, as well as spearheading a year-
long special project on green jobs/economy in communities across the country.
Jennifer came to Wal-Mart after serving the Snohomish County Council, where she served as a legislative aide whose
areas covered criminal justice, budget and comprehensive plan updates for the county. Immediately prior to joining
Snohomish County, Jennifer worked for two of the largest public affairs and relations firms in the country where her
client base included agriculture, technology and health care interests.

Her public sector experience includes serving as an aide to former Governor Gary E. Johnson of New Mexico and intern
to U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), in addition to work on countless campaigns. Her private sector experience
includes four years contracted to Intel Corporation at their Rio Rancho, NM campus as a project manager and scheduler.


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She is a board member of the Association of Washington Business, Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Business
Association, Washington Research Council and the Washington Retail Association. In 2010 she was nominated by
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the American Council of Young Political Leaders and served as a delegate
for the Australian exchange. Additionally she has served on the Governor Gregoire’s Child Product Safety Task Force,
Kirkland Transportation Commission and the WA State Freight Mobility Stakeholders Committee.

Jennifer is a double major from the Montana State University in French and Political Science. She and her husband Chip
live in Issaquah, WA with their 2 year old son and three dogs.

PHIL ST. JOHN is the Information Systems Manager for the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. He has
over 15 years’ experience in the private sector as a Senior Network Engineer, Senior Software Developer and Architect.
During his private sector experience as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he was also an instructor of both the Microsoft
Certified System Engineer and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer tracks to colleges and private training facilities. In
2001 Phil left the private sector and has devoted the last 12 years to creating and designing enterprise solutions for the
Commonwealth of Kentucky.

WILLIAM TOMASZEWSKI has been the General Counsel for Wine.com, Inc. since 2004. His main focus is working with
state agencies on alcohol regulatory matters. Prior to his employment with Wine.com he served for 20 years with the
Jersey City NJ Police Department in various roles. He is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark School of Law.

VERN UNDERWOOD has spent his entire career at Young's Market Company, working in virtually every capacity over the
years. Together with his sister, Janet, Vern is co-owner of the Company. As Chairman of the Board and CEO of Young's
Holdings, Vern oversees the Company's operations and assets in the Western US states Young's operates. In addition
Vern is Co-Chairman and CEO of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Wilson Daniels Ltd., one of the nation's leading
importers and distributors of fine wines and spirits. Vern is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he
obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Both Vern and Janet are generous supporters of local
charitable causes including Hoag Memorial Hospital, Mission Children's Hospital of Orange County, the Boys' and Girls'
Clubs, and Chapman University.

TRACI FUJITA VILLAROSA, Esq. is the Deputy Director for the County of Maui, Department of Liquor Control. Prior to her
appointment as Deputy Director, she served as First Deputy Corporation Counsel for the County of Maui from 2004-2010
and Deputy Corporation Counsel from 1996-2004.

She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and her Bachelor of
Science from San Francisco State University, California. She is also a graduate of H.P. Baldwin High School in Wailuku,
Maui, Hawaii.

LYNN M. WALDING serves as Diageo’s Executive Director for Control States. The position supports Diageo’s commercial
and government relations teams. He also serves as liaison to the NCSLA and to the NABCA.

Mr. Walding is the former Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, a past NCSLA President, a former
NABCA Chairman and a founding member of the Responsible Retail Forum (RRF) Board of Directors.




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Mr. Walding received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Masters in Public Administration and his Juris
Doctorate from the University of Iowa. He is also the recipient of several civic awards, including the Champion Award
from the Iowa Substance Abuse Program Director’s Association (2005), the Dwight Ink Public Service Award (2000), the
Junior Chamber’s Outstanding Young Iowans Award (1995) and was selected for a Rotary Group Study Exchange to India
(1990).

At past NCSLA Annual Conferences, Mr. Walding has moderated panel presentations, including: Who Cares about the
CARE Act? (New Orleans 2010); The M&A Game – Mergers and Acquisitions (Chicago 2008), Booze, Blue Hair & Bingo:
Seniors Gone Wild? (Seattle 2007), The Federalization of Alcohol (Boston 2006), Crossroads, Crossfire or Crosshairs:
Getting Cross with State ABCs? (Denver 2005), The Bare Facts about Regulating Strip Joints (New Orleans 2004), GATS,
Global Markets & the WTO: Is there room in the 21st Century for the 21st Amendment? (Baltimore 2003), Regulating the
‘Wretched Refuse:’ Immigration Patterns and Practices Affecting the Beverage Alcohol Industry (Albuquerque 2002), The
ABC’s of Regulating Tobacco: Joe Camel Meets Joe Six-Pack (Kapalua 2001), Pimps, Prostitutes & Pushers: Local Efforts to
Clean-Up Nuisance Bars (Atlantic City 1999) and ‘Kill All the Lawyers:’ Managing Change in the New Millennium (New
Orleans 1998).

Mr. Walding lives with his wife, Alison, and two children, Brooke and Kurt, in Des Moines, Iowa.

JERRY W. WATERS, SR. is the Executive Director of the Office of Regulatory Affairs at the PLCB. As the Director, he has
total oversight and responsibility for the daily operations of three bureaus, Alcohol Education, Licensing and Consumer
Relations.

He has a vast enforcement and regulatory background and began his LCB career in Philadelphia, after graduating from
the Enforcement Officer Academy. Jerry has served the Board as an Investigation Regional Manager, Chief of the
Investigation Division, Assistant Director and Director of the Bureau of Licensing. Jerry serves as a member of the
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s executive team. Jerry has also participated in many national, state, city and local
municipality regulatory panels and roundtables. In addition, he is a member of the Regulatory Committee for the
National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), is Chairman of the Northern Region of the National Conference
of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and a board member of the Responsible Hospitality Institute.

Additionally, Jerry served as the head wrestling coach for Central Dauphin East High School, Central Dauphin School
District for ten years and the head Greco Roman coach for team Pennsylvania for seven years. He successfully produced
champions in the sport at the high school and junior national levels and helped to transition the majority of his athletes
to the college level.

JAMES L. WEBSTER is the founding partner in the Chicago based Beverage Alcohol boutique law firm of Webster Powell,
P.C. Mr. Webster concentrates his practice in the Beverage Alcohol and Hospitality Industry. He represents members
of the Industry throughout the United States in trade practice, licensure, labeling, importing and Industry tax issues,
mergers and acquisitions, franchise litigation, administrative hearings and appellate advocacy.




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Jim is the former co-chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Alcoholic Beverages and former member
(2006/2008) of the Executive Committee for the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators. He is a frequent
speaker at Industry Seminars, including those sponsored by the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators,
National Conference of State Legislators; National Alcohol Beverage Control Association; the National Restaurant
Association; various State Restaurant Associations (Illinois, Florida and Minnesota); the National Licensed Beverage
Association; the Wine and Spirits Wholesaler’s Association of America; the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association; the
Hospitality Resource Institute; and Continuing Legal Education International Seminars on Industry Practices. He also
conducts company and tier specific trade practice seminars for Industry Members; and has assisted in training law
enforcement agencies regarding alcohol related incidents through the National Center for Alcohol Law Enforcement.
Mr. Webster has also been active in the founding and governance of the Chicago Hospitality Resource Partnership, a
non-profit resource partnership, assisting communities in planning, managing and policing hospitality and entertainment
districts in Chicago.

Mr. Webster earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his J.D. from DePaul University.

CRAIG WOLF has been the President and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) since 2006. Created
in 1943, WSWA is a national trade association consisting of 355 wine and spirits wholesalers and brokers whose
members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As President of WSWA, Craig serves as the voice of the wholesale wine and spirits industry, advocating for wholesalers’
interests with state and federal elected officials, the media, regulators and the law enforcement community. WSWA
supports legislation, regulation and public policy at both the state and federal levels that promotes a consumer-focused,
accountable and responsible system for the distribution of beverage alcohol, and which serves to prevent underage
access.

As Chief Executive Officer of WSWA, Craig manages the day to day operations of one of Washington’s most influential
trade associations with an annual budget of eight and one half million dollars, a staff of eighteen and a two million dollar
per cycle Political Action Committee (WSWA-PAC).

Prior to taking over the top spot at the association, Craig held the position of WSWA’s General Counsel for just under
seven years. Before joining WSWA, Craig served as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, as a Trial
Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and for five years worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney
for Allegany County, Maryland.

Craig received his law degree in 1987 from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland, and his
bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1984. He is also a Certified Association Executive
(CAE). Craig is a Major in the United States Army Reserve and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. He lives in
Howard County, Maryland with his wife Sally and their children Hannah and Zachary.

JAN YOKOYAMA is the current chair of the County of Hawaii Liquor Adjudication Board and former chair of the County
of Hawaii Liquor Commission. She is a retired Public Health Nurse. She also serves on the Governor's Highway Safety
Council.
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