AHA Governing Committee

Officers and Board Designates

  • Chair Person: Roxanne Westendorf
  • Vice Chair: Drew Beechum
  • Secretary: Kim Wood
  • 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

denny conn Denny Conn***

Noti, OR

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 2017 **Term ends May 2018 *** Term ends May 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

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

Competitions

Sandy Cockerham (chair), Don Blake, Fred Bonjour, Mike Brennan, Martin Brungard, Bruce Buerger, Amanda Burkemper, Michael Bury, Steve Cook, Gary Glass, Janis Gross, Dennis Mitchell, John Moorhead, Susan Ruud, Tom Schmidlin and Josh Weikert. 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), Matt Bolling, Fred Bonjour, Martin Brungard, Duncan Bryant, Dave Carpenter, Debbie Cerda, Gary Glass John Moorhead, Amahl Turczyn Scheppach, Tom Schmidlin, Chip Walton and Roxanne Westendorf. Contact the Content & Resources subcommittee.

Diversity

Debbie Cerda (chair), Andres Alvarez, Martin Boan, Duncan Bryant, Dave Carpenter, Popy Fouch, Gary Glass, Pablo Gomez, Kathy Yan Li, Marcus O Jr, Carlos Ortiz, Millie Shamburger, Chip Walton, Roxanne Westendorf and Kim Wood. Contact the Diversity subcommittee.

Government Affairs

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

Industry

Jake Keeler (chair), Brian Wright, Chris Graham, Jared Runyon, Juno Choi, Reed Antis, Ron Witkowski, Tony Ferlotti, Jimmy McMillan, Brad Smith, Chris Farley, Chris Opela, John Blichmann, Justin Crossley, Bryan Johnson, Susan Ruud, Jeff Oliver and Keith Ubben. Contact the Industry subcommittee.

Radegast Club of the Year Award

Drew Beechum (chair), Matt Bolling, Duncan Bryant and Gary Glass. 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, Adam Lauver, Chris Graham, Justin McLeod, Matt Bolling, Steve Parr, Susan Rankert and Kim Wood. Contact the Surveys & Communication subcommittee.