Joint public hearing on ready-to-drink beverages


Senate Law and Justice Committee AND House Liquor Control Committee

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

House Majority Caucus Room (Main Capitol, Room 140)

Joint public hearing on ready-to-drink beverages

10:00 a.m.                        Opening Remarks

  • Senator Mike Regan, Majority Chair
  • Representative Carl Metzgar, Majority Chair
  • Senator Jim Brewster, Minority Chair
  • Representative Dan Deasy, Democratic Chair

10:05 a.m.                        Panel #1

  • Tom Bowman, Chief of Product Selection, PLCB
  • Michael Demko, Executive Director, PLCB
  • Rod Diaz, Chief Counsel, PLCB
  • Deborah Rivera, Chief Merchandising Officer, PLCB
  • Combined Testimony

10:30 a.m.                        Panel #2

  • Alex Baloga, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association – Testimony
  • Chris Reed, General Counsel, The Rutter’s Companies – Testimony

11:00 a.m.                        Panel #3

  • Reid Teschner, State Government Affairs, Anheuser-Busch – Testimony
  • David Wojnar, Senior Vice President & Head of State Public Policy, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States – Testimony
  • Ryan Laverty, Chief Executive Officer, VIDE – Testimony

11:30 a.m.                        Panel #4

  • Tim Strickler, Secretary and Treasurer, Ace Distributing – Testimony
  • John DiMario, III, President, Allegheny Beverage Company – Testimony
  • Randy Barnhart, Vice President Government Affairs, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits –  TestimonyAttachment

12:00 p.m.                        Closing Remarks

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