About NBWA

Mission Statement

The purpose of the National Beer Wholesalers Association is to provide leadership, which enhances the independent beer and beverage distribution industry; to advocate before government and the public; to encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol; and to provide programs and services that will benefit its members.

Annual Report

The NBWA 2021-2022 Report provides an update on the association’s activities, including NBWA’s advocacy initiatives and membership programs.

Industry Overview

America’s beer distributors may be most recognizable as the people driving beer trucks down your local streets, delivering beer to neighborhood stores and bars. But there’s much more than meets the eye − independent beer distributors are licensed by both the federal and state governments and help brewers and importers of all sizes grow by delivering a wide selection of brands to retailers through a safe, transparent and accountable system.

Our Staff

  • Executive Office

    Craig Purser

    President & CEO

    Jessica Buckwalter

    Executive Assistant

  • Federal Affairs

    Laurie Knight

    Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

    Linda Auglis

    Senior Director, Federal Affairs

    Brittanny Meierling

    Senior Director, Federal Affairs

    Kate Beaulieu

    Director, Federal Affairs

    Mary Beth Hervig

    Assistant, Federal Affairs

  • Legal & Industry Affairs

    Paul Pisano

    Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs and General Counsel

    David Christman

    Vice President, State Affairs

    Lester Jones

    Vice President, Analytics and Chief Economist

    Matthew Mastroberti

    Coordinator, Industry Affairs

  • Communications & Public Affairs

    Erin Donar

    Vice President, Communications

    Elizabeth Baker

    Assistant, Public Affairs

  • Membership & Meetings

    Patti Rouzie

    Senior Vice President, Membership and Meetings

    Tracey Anderson

    Senior Director, Meetings and Events

    Jackie Furdyna

    Manager, Membership Development

    Jenna Sugg

    Coordinator, Membership and Meetings

    Wendy Huerter

    Executive Assistant, Membership, Meetings & Operations

  • Finance & Administration

    Kimberly McKinnish, CPA

    Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

    Willie Reed

    Senior Director, Sales & Marketing

    Zach Tempone

    Manager, IT

    Tiffany Bennett

    Receptionist and Finance Administrative Assistant

    Oksana Davidyan

    Manager, Accounting and HR

Careers

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) values professionalism, integrity, teamwork and service. We hire outstanding people, provide opportunities to excel and recognize both individual and group achievements. Our friendly work environment allows for personal and professional development. Washingtonian Magazine has named NBWA as one of 50 great places to work in the Washington, D.C. area.

NBWA strives to hire people who are highly qualified to meet the association’s current and future needs. Throughout the selection process, efforts are made to match a candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and career goals to the association’s job opportunities and requirements.