The Brewers Association Of Maryland Elects Members To New Board Of Directors Roles
New BAM Board members reflect the growth and diversity of the industry
(ANNAPOLIS, MD) – The Brewers Association of Maryland announces the election of four members to new roles on the trade association’s Board of Directors. Sarah Healey from Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm was elected as the Board’s president.
“It is an honor and privilege to be working as a representative for the incredible community of brewers in our state. I am looking forward to working with all of our members to continue our forward movement in making Maryland the top destination for craft beer producers and drinkers alike,” said Healey about her new position on the Board.
Cindy Mullikin of Mully’s Brewery, and the association’s outgoing president, will serve a term as an at-large board member.
“It’s amazing to see the progress and growth of the brewing industry here in Maryland over the past several years and I’m happy that I could be a part of it,” Mullikin said. “I look forward to seeing how things will continue to progress and know the industry has strong leadership moving forward.”
Julie Verratti of Denizens Brewing Co. is the Board’s new vice president. George Humbert of Pub Dog Brewing will serve a term as the association’s secretary while Brad Carillo of Elk River Brewing Co. was elected as an at-large member.
“I am proud and excited to join the Brewers Association of Maryland Board of Directors,” said Humbert. “As a brewer in the state since 1995 and a member of BAM for more than 12 years, I am looking forward to continuing the growth and prosperity of the Maryland beer community.”
Members of the Brewers Association of Maryland gathered in late-2019 to nominate a slate of candidates to serve on the board during this new term. The full board of directors is comprised of the following individuals:
- President: Sarah Healey, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm
- Vice President: Julie Verratti, Denizens Brewing Co.
- Secretary: George Humbert, Pub Dog Brewing
- Treasurer: Brett Snyder, Waredaca Brewing Company
- At-Large: Adam Benesch, Union Craft Brewing
- At-Large: Brad Carillo, Elk River Brewing Co.
- At-Large: Cindy Mullikin, Mully’s Brewery
“Cindy guided the industry through its two-year effort to modernize Maryland’s beer laws,” said Kevin Atticks, BAM’s executive director. “The organization is stronger due to Cindy’s leadership.”
Outgoing members of the Board include JT Merriweather of RAR Brewing and Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas. Sisson served on the Brewers Association of Maryland’s board for more than 20 years, and helped guide the industry to new heights during his tenure.
About Sarah Healey
Sarah’s love for craft beer and agriculture was sparked when she moved to Maryland from her home state of Texas in 2012. Coming from a diverse background in sales, marketing and corporate compliance, she has found her passion with Maryland beer. From stocking shelves in a premium liquor store to the sales manager and now the General Manager of Milkhouse Brewery, she has been able to greatly expand her knowledge of the Maryland beer industry. Sarah was elected to the Brewers Association of Maryland Board of Directors in 2019 as Vice President and is currently serving as President. Her greatest passion is educating consumers and brewers alike on the importance of supporting local farms to produce the highest quality Maryland beer.
About the Brewers Association of Maryland
The Brewers Association of Maryland, founded in 1996, is the non-profit trade association of Maryland brewing companies. The mission of BAM is to grow, promote, and protect the Maryland craft beer industry. Representing nearly 90 licensed, operating Maryland breweries, the Brewers Association of Maryland is committed to producing memorable beer experiences for craft beer consumers. Events produced and promoted by the Brewers Association of Maryland are fundraisers, directly benefiting the State’s craft brewing industry.