For months now, the Washington Beer Commission has been searching for a new Executive Director. The goal of the commission is to promote Washington-made beer. The Executive Director leads the marketing charge for the brewing industry as a whole, essentially.
The Washington Beer Commission has just announced the appointment of a new Executive Director. We wish the new “comish” all the best. His pedigree certainly is impressive and we look forward to watching him (and helping him) advance the cause of Washington beer.
This, straight from the Washington Beer Commission:
The Washington Beer Commission, which was formed in 2007 to represent, market and promote Washington’s growing craft beer industry, has named Eric Radovich as its new Executive Director.
Radovich comes with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations and event planning. His resume includes an eight year stint with Seafair, Seattle’s largest summer festival, where he served as Vice President. Eric has also worked in public relations for the Seattle Mariners and most recently served as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for BlueStar Management, a Seattle real estate development firm.
“After an extensive search for a high caliber marketing professional who can also produce successful events and serve as a strong representative of the brewing industry, we are very excited to have Eric on board to take the Washington Beer Commission to the next level,” commented David Mudd, member of the Washington Beer Commission and head of the Executive Director search committee.
Washington’s beer industry supported more than 20,000 jobs and had a total economic impact of nearly $3 billion in 2008. The Washington Beer Commission is a governmental organization supported by revenue from beer festivals and assessments collected from breweries. It was established to represent the interests of the brewing industry and to promote Washington made beer as fresh, local and recognized for great quality and value.