May 28, 2019
John Manfreda, the administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), died Saturday, May 25, from a heart attack. He was 73.
Manfreda had led the alcohol and tobacco industries’ regulatory agency since January 4, 2005. Prior to that, he served as TTB deputy administrator since the department’s founding in January 2003.
As administrator, Manfreda oversaw the annual collection of $23.5 billion in federal alcohol, tobacco, and firearms and ammunition excise taxes.
Before the TTB was established, Manfreda spent four years as chief counsel to predecessor agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)… To continue reading, please follow this link.