Elections 2016

April 15, 2016

Dear ACSA Members:

A record number of eligible members voted in our Board of Director elections with 60% casting a ballot.  The slate of candidates was impressive with 15 members eager to serve.  Jeff Wuslich, our technology guru from Cardinal Spirits, made sure the election platform ran smoothly to allow a fully democratic election where we had no hanging chads.  Our chair, Robin McDougall from Lake George Distilling Company, certified the final results of our election which we are pleased to announce today. ACSA owes a big THANK YOU to both Robin and Jeff for giving many hours of their time, energy, and dedication to making sure democracy thrives within ACSA.

Please extend a warm congratulations to the following members of our craft spirits community who will serve a three-year term on the ACSA Board of Directors:

  • Dan Garrison, Garrison Brothers Distillery, TX (Central & Mountain)
  • Orlin Sorensen, Woodinville Whiskey Co., WA (Pacific)
  • Matt Hofmann, Westland Distillery, WA (Pacific)
  • Mark Shilling, Revolution Spirits, TX (Central & Mountain)
  • P.T. Wood, Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, CO (Central & Mountain)

By an overwhelming majority vote, the term for the following members is also extended one year:

  • Tom Mooney, House Spirits, OR (Pacific)
  • Ted Huber, Starlight Distillery, IN (Central & Mountain)
  • Steve Johnson, Vermont Spirits, VT (East)
  • Paul Hletko, Few Spirits, IL (Central & Mountain)
  • Nicole Austin, Kings County Distillery (East)

Finally, the following members are leaving the Board and are recognized and thanked for their extraordinary vision and leadership in furthering the mission of ACSA:

  • Ralph Erenzo, Tuthilltown Spirits, NY (East)
  • John Dannerbeck, Anchor Brewers & Distillers, CA (Pacific)
  • Scott Harris, Catoctin Creek, VA (East)
  • Rick Wasmund, Copper Fox Distillery, VA (East)

New officers and committee chairs will be nominated within the next week from within the board with an announcement soon to follow.

Cheers –

Margie A.S. Lehrman
Executive Director