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Guest Speakers Announced for Beer Industry of Florida 2014 Conference!
The Beer Industry of Florida welcomes Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium Brewery, and Scott Whitley, the new President and Chief Beer Merchant of Tenth and Blake Beer Company

Kim Jordan, co-founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment and community to create one of the most respected craft breweries in America. After earning her master's degree in social work from Colorado State University, Kim worked as an advocate for women's issues and family health at Project Self Sufficiency. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee-ownership, open book management and philanthropic giving. Kim is a Director on the Boards of 1% For The Planet and the Brewer's Association. She is Ex Officio Board Member for the Beer Institute.
In her twenty years as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line. She famously called for craft brewers to double their share of U.S. beer sales to 10% in her keynote address at the craft brewer's conference in 2003.
Scott Whitley heads up Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the Craft and Imports division of MillerCoors. Tenth and Blake features craft beers and ciders from Blue Moon Brewing Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Crispin Cider Company and AC Golden. Imports include Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch. A veteran of more than 33 years in the beer industry, Scott previously was president of Coors Distributing Company in Denver.
At Coors Distributing Company, Scott gained invaluable experience in growing a diverse portfolio of craft and import brands, including leading brands from Blue Moon Brewing Company and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Scott previously held a number of senior roles, including vice president of integration planning at MillerCoors, vice president of global strategy at Molson Coors and chief market development officer at Molson Coors Canada.

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