Denver – March 20, 2017 – The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), representing and advocating for the interests of Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs, announced today that Andres Gil Zaldana has joined the CBG as its executive director.
Gil Zaldana joins the CBG from Washington, D.C., with previous experience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as an attorney in private practice. His career has focused on helping trade associations and private clients with finance, tax, and regulatory relief.
“We’re extremely pleased that Andres has joined the Guild as its new executive director,” said Eric Wallace, chairman of the CBG Board of Directors. “Andres’ history of advocating for small businesses will be an immediate benefit to us, especially as the Guild works to ensure a business and regulatory climate that benefits all of our members.”
Gil Zaldana will work closely with current staff members Steve Kurowski and Shawnee Adelson on CBG’s priorities, including its legislative agenda, events, and opportunities for member engagement and education.
The CBG has several upcoming priorities and events scheduled including the 4th annual Collaboration Beer Fest on Saturday, March 25th. Collaboration Fest will feature more than 100 beer projects with more than 180 participating breweries. This festival not only celebrates the spirit of Colorado craft beer, it is the signature event for Colorado Craft Beer Week which takes places from March 18th – March 25th.
“I am proud to represent such a dynamic and entrepreneurial industry,” said Gil Zaldana. “You would be hard-pressed to find a more collaborative and supportive industry than Colorado craft brewers. I look forward to working with our members and making sure that the Guild continues to protect and support our independent craft brewers.”
About the Colorado Brewers Guild
The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado-brewed beer. Board members include: Brad Lincoln (Funkwerks Brewing Company), Brian O’Connell (Renegade Brewing Company), Chris Wright (Pikes Peak Brewing Company), Eric Wallace (Left Hand Brewing Company), Kim Jordan (New Belgium Brewing Company), Kristen Muraro (Ska Brewing Company), Matt Cutter (Upslope Brewing Company), Mike Bristol (Bristol Brewing Company). Tim Myers (Strange Brewing Company), Tony Simmons (Pagosa Springs Brewing and Grill), and Wynne Odell (Odell Brewing Company). For more information about the Guild, visit www.coloradobeer.org.
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