AHA Governing Committee

Officers and Board Designates

  • Chair Person: Roxanne Westendorf
  • Vice Chair: Drew Beechum
  • Secretary: Susan Ruud
  • Brewers Association Board Designate: Chris Frey
  • Brewers Association Board Designate: Jake Keeler

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Governing Committee (GC) is an advisory committee to the AHA Staff and Brewers Association Board of Directors.

The members of the Governing Committee are elected by the members of the AHA and charged with shaping the policy and activities on their behalf. View the AHA Governing Committee Bylaws.

The Governing Committee also appoints two members as designates to the Brewers Association Board of Directors. View the Brewers Association Bylaws.

Governing Committee Members

Drew Beechum Drew Beechum**

Pasadena, CA

Fred Bonjour Fred Bonjour*

Troy, MI

Martin Brungard Martin Brungard**

Carmel, IN

Debbie Cerda Debbie Cerda***

Austin, TX

Sandy Cockerham Sandy Cockerham***

Indianapolis, IN

justin crossley Justin Crossley*

Pacheco, CA

frey Chris P. Frey****

Saline, MI

Jake Keeler Jake Keeler**

St. Paul, MN

jeff rankert Jeff Rankert**

Milford, MI

aimee richard Aimee Garlit**

Philadelphia, PA

susan ruud Susan Ruud**

Harwood, ND

schmidlin Tom Schmidlin**

Redmond, WA

Chip Walton Chip Walton***

Saint Paul, MN

roxanne Roxanne Westendorf***

Cincinnati, OH

Kim Wood Kim Wood**

Greenwood, CA

*Term ends May 2016 **Term ends May 2017 *** Term ends May 2018  ****2019

Emeritus Members

Fred Eckhardt In Memorium Fred Eckhardt

Portland, OR

Ray Daniels Ray Daniels

Chicago, IL

Randy Mosher Randy Mosher

Chicago, IL


Subcommittees

Subcommittees consist of representatives of the AHA staff, AHA Governing Committee members and volunteer AHA members.

2014 Subcommittees Report

Club Support

Justin Crossley (chair), Matt Bolling Drew Beechum, Fred Bonjour, Duncan Bryant, Ryan Chaytor, Michael Fry, Gary Glass, John Moorhead, Curt Stock, Rob Westendorf and Roxanne Westendorf. Contact the Club Support subcommittee.

Competitions

Tom Schmidlin and Sandy Cockerham (co-chairs), Fred Bonjour, Martin Brungard, Bruce Buerger, Steve Cook, Gary Glass, Janis Gross, Ron Price, Susan Ruud, Paul Shick, Curt Stock, Josh Weikert and Jamil Zainasheff. Contact the Competitions subcommittee.

Conference

Fred Bonjour (chair), Matt Bolling, Debbie Cerda, Kathryn Porter Drapeau, Bruce Fabijones, Chris Frey, Gary Glass, Harold Gulbransen, Jim Homer, David Houseman, Loren Miraglia, Ron Price, Tom Schmidlin, Josh Weikert, Rob Westendorf and Roxanne Westendorf. Contact the Conference subcommittee.

Content & Resources

Drew Beechum and Denny Conn (co-chairs), Fred Bonjour, Martin Brungard, Duncan Bryant, Debbie Cerda, Justin Crossley, Chris Frey, John Moorhead, Ron Price, Jill Redding, Tom Schmidlin, Chip Walton and Roxanne Westendorf. Contact the Content & Resources subcommittee.

Diversity

Debbie Cerda (chair), Martin Brungard, Duncan Bryant, Poppy Fouch, Gary Glass, Randy Mosher, Carlos Ortiz, Donna Reuter, Tom Schmidlin, Chip Walton, Roxanne Westendorf, Delaina Wilhelm, Kim Wood and Annie Zipser. Contact the Diversity subcommittee.

Government Affairs

Gary Glass (chair), Drew Beechum, Philip Bradley, Dan Grady, Craig Hendry, Peter Rzeminski, Tom Schmidlin and Brant Warren. Contact the Government Affairs subcommittee.

Industry

Jake Keeler (chair), Reed Antis, John Blichmann, Juno Choi, Larry Clouser, Justin Crossley, Michael Dawson, Chris Farley, Gary Glass, Chris Graham, Chris Opela, Steve Parr, Susan Ruud, Brad Smith and Brian Wright. Contact the Industry subcommittee.

Radegast Club of the Year Award

Drew Beechum (chair) and Duncan Bryant. Judges are selected annually to participate in Radegast Club of the  Year evaluations. Contact the Radegast Club of the Year Award subcommittee.

Research & Education Fund

Debbie Cerda and Chris Frey (co-chairs), Martin Brungard, Duncan Bryant, Sandy Cockerham, Aimee Garlit, Gary Glass, Adam Lauver,  Randy Mosher, Jeff Rankert, Susan Ruud, Troy Stevens and Roxanne Westendorf. Contact the Research & Education Fund subcommittee.

Surveys & Communication

Jake Keeler and Roxanne Westendorf (co-chairs), Fred Bonjour, Paul Curran, Chris Frey, Aimee Garlit, Gary Glass, Chris Graham, Justin McLeod, Matt Bolling Steve Parr, Susan Rankert and Kim Wood. Contact the Surveys & Communication subcommittee.