National Conference of State Liquor Administrators

June 11-14, 2023

Omni Hotel Oklahoma City
100 Oklahoma City Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

NCSLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 - Omni Hotel Oklahoma City
Take a tour of the Omni Hotel Oklahoma City.

Conference Room Rate*:
Group Rate: $185/ night plus taxes and fees for single/double occupancy.
Government Rate: $104/ night plus taxes and fees for single/double occupancy.
*Rates available 3 days before and after the conference, subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Reservations: call or reserve online!

Call Omni Reservation at 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664). Be sure to reference "2023 NCSLA Annual Conference" or group code 060923NCSLAANNU for Associate and Non-member, or 060923NCSLAGOVT for Government member.

Reserve online:
Associate & Non-members: Group Reservations
Government members: Government Reservations (valid government ID required at check in for government per diem rate)

Hotel check in time is 3:00pm and check out time is 12:00pm.

Public Transportation:

Airline Travel
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) is located approximately 16 minutes (10 miles) from the Oklahoma City Omni Hotel and is serviced by major airlines. Please visit the website for more information.

Airport Express (airport shuttle) costs approximately $30-$32 per person one way.
Cab fares cost approx. $22-40 to/from Will Rogers World Airport depending on traffic.
Uber/Lyft fares cost approx. $18-20 to/from Will Rogers World Airport.

Hotel Parking Rates:
Valet – $34 per day

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Conference Host – Contact:
Erik Smoot at 405-837-9740 or

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Working Together – We’re More Than OK!


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Conference Information

The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission is pleased to be the conference host and welcomes you to Oklahoma City. Western charm goes metropolitan in Oklahoma’s capital city. Oklahoma City offers plenty of interesting things to do including a revitalized downtown district.

Business Meeting

It’s time to start planning for your next round of continuing legal education and what better way to check that box than to kick-off your summer in Oklahoma City with your industry friends and colleagues! Join us for this year’s Annual Conference, “Working Together – We’re More Than OK!” which is sure to deliver a comprehensive overview full of dynamic discussions on current regulations and trends for the beverage alcohol industry.

With continuing shifts in the way policy makers consider how alcohol is best regulated nearly 90 years post-prohibition, public health and safety remain paramount. So how can states effectively allow for the synergy of modern consumer demands, innovation, and technology? This year’s business agenda will highlight the current industry trends with opposing views, and the need to continue open exchanges to quell discord in favor of adopting policies and regulations that fit the realities of today’s legal landscape.

Panelists will explore topics ranging from public health, direct-to-consumer shipment, the push for modernization, third party delivery, social media, online advertising, national soda brands entering the alcohol market, recycling programs, the annual legal update of the year’s most influential cases, ethics, and more! As always, NCSLA remains the best source for education, sharing of best practices, and strategic regulatory planning in these evolving times and we look forward to inviting you in. To view the entire agenda and list of proficient presenters, just click on the links below.

Business Agenda | Presenter Biographies

Social Activities

Sunday, June 11 from 5:00-8:00 pm – Welcome Reception at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, 620 N Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102. (Streetcar is available if needed)

  • While networking, you can tour the museum and make sure to visit the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial.

Monday, June 12 from 5:00-10:00 pm – Explore the Area

  • Streetcars will be available to the popular areas of downtown Oklahoma City including restaurants and other activities.

Tuesday, June 13 from 6:00-10:00 pm – President’s Banquet at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104. (Streetcar is available if needed)

  • Enjoy a nice dinner, inside or outside your choice, while enjoying a baseball game. The Oklahoma City Dodgers will be playing the Salt Lake Bees.

When you’re not connecting with industry colleagues at conference events, toss your name badge aside and experience all that Oklahoma City has to offer. Better yet, extend your stay. We hope you enjoy our hospitality and big city amenities!

Registration Information

Early conference registration ends April 28, 2023 so don’t delay! The registration fee increases $50.00 after April 28, 2023.

You have the option of paying by credit card or check. The registration fees are outlined below.

Registration fees:
  • Government Member = $350 ($400 after April 28)
    TRAVEL BAN? Contact Pam Frantz for details about the NCSLA Travel Subsidy program.
  • Associate Member = $500 ($550 after April 28)
  • Non-member Associate (one time dues waiver) = $750
  • Invitee of NCSLA President or Conference Host = $500
  • Government Invitee of NCSLA President or Conference Host = $350
  • NCSLA Past President = $0; Fee Waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 2)
  • NCSLA Past President Spouse = $0; Fee Waived
  • Spouse/Guest (21 Years of Age and older) = $200 ($250 after April 28)
  • Spouse/Guest (Tuesday President’s Banquet Only) = $100 ($150 after April 28)
  • Guest 3 – 20 Years Old = $50 ($100 after April 28)
  • Guest 2 Years Old and Under = Fee Waived

NEW THIS YEAR! Conference Speaker fee is waived! Contact Pam Frantz for assistance.

If you are paying by check* please make it payable and mail to National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, 543 Long Hill Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 along with a copy of your registration.

*Please note that payment by check is not available after June 1, 2023.*

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are subject to a $200.00 deduction per person. Due to contractual commitments there will be NO REFUNDS AFTER June 1, 2023. NCSLA Federal Tax ID Number: 52-6043243.

ATTIRE: Attire for all scheduled business and social functions is business casual with the exception of the Banquet which is attire suitable to attend a baseball game. The average high/low temperatures in Oklahoma City are 86° / 69° F so be sure to pack for warm weather!

SPECIAL NEEDS: Individuals with disabilities or special dietary requirements who need specific accommodations should email Conference Planner, Erin Dillard at or Erik Smoot at to make arrangements. Requests should be made no later than Thursday, June 1, 2023 to allow sufficient time for us to meet your needs.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION: The cost of one (1) 6 ft. or 8 ft. skirted table for two (2) consecutive conference days is $400 per table. If you would like to purchase exhibit space please complete the Exhibitor section on the registration form. Exhibitor is responsible for all charges and making arrangements. Contact Conference Planner Erin Dillard ( and she will help coordinate and assist you with placing your internet, electrical and audio visual needs (e.g. cords, power strips, etc.) and arrange for direct billing.

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Name Organization Title
Kim Enriquez Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission PPABC Director
Doug Espejo County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Kathy Fierro Pueblo of Pojoaque PPABC Commissioner - Chairperson
Charles Foster County of Kauai Department of Liquor Control Deputy County Attorney
Thomas Graham Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Executive Director
James Graziano Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ABC Director
Travis G. Hill Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Chief Executive Officer
Annette Hooper Pueblo of Pojoaque PPABC Commissioner
Michael Hughes County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Ronald Ibarra County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Kirstin Krueger Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Deputy Director
Benjamin Kweskin General Counsel
Angel Quintana Pueblo of Pojoaque PPABC Commissioner - Vicechair
Lisa Reinke Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Deputy Chief
Sheena Rinkle Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Deputy Attorney General
Leo Sandoval Kauai Liquor Control Commission, County of Kauai Director
Rebecca Smith Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Director of Licensing and Regulation
Gerald Takase County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Director
Christin Templeton Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Acting State Supervisor
Paula Thomas Gotshalk County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Chandra Wax Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Director of Enforcement and Education
Alyssa Wolfe Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Assistant Attorney General
Shauna Barnes Barnes Beverage Group Founding Partner
Randy Barnhart Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits VP Governmental Relations Eastern Region & Canada
Steven Becker Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits Executive Vice President
Terri Beirne Wine Institute Eastern Counsel
Nicholas Bergman Buchman Law Firm, LLP Partner
Richard Blau GrayRobinson, P.A. Chair, Alcohol Beverage and Food Department
Lance Boozer SC Beer Wholesalers Association Executive Director
Maggie Boyd McDermott Will & Emery Alcohol Regulatory Specialist
Philip Boykin Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association President & CEO
Matthew Bruner Fintech Inc Marketing Content Writer
Robert Budoff Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States (DISCUS) Senior Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Kristin Carlton Penrose Hill, Limited Director of Compliance
Laurence Chaplin Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits Vice President
Dimitrios Christopoulos Christopoulos Law Group, LLC Principal
Christopher Curtin Republic National Distributing Co. Director of Regulatory Affairs
Fred Damuth The Greentree Group
Jim Darwin eStrategy Solutions, Inc. Consultant
Rob DeVries Computronix (U.S.A.) Inc. Business Development Manager
Kristina Dickens Christopoulos Law Group, LLC Partner
Michelle Draper McDermott Will & Emery Alcohol Regulatory Specialist
R.E. Tuck Duncan Duncan Law Firm Attorney
Jamal Elsaadi Avior Inc. General Manager
Lindsey Farina Skene Law Firm, P.C. Associate
Emily Gant Foster Garvey PC Principal
Kevin Gerow Christopoulos Law Group LLC Associate
Adrian Graham Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Spouse of Thomas Graham
Steve Gross Wine Institute Vice President, State Relations
Alison Herman Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits Senior Counsel - Regulatory and Compliance
Bahaneh Hobel Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty Partner and Head of Alcohol Beverage Law and Compliance
Erica Hutchins Barnes Beverage Group Compliance Analyst
Sugunya Ibarra County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Guest
Anne M. Junia Powell Junia P.C. Partner
Ken Kast DoorDash, Inc. Counsel, Product & Regulatory
Wilhelm Liebmann Dykema Gossett, PLLC Member Attorney
Randy Liebowitz Blue Cloud Distribution, Inc. Chief Legal Officer
Amanda Main Brown-Forman Corporation
Patrick Maroney Maroney Consulting Services Consultant
Alva Mather McDermott Will & Emery LLP Partner
John Matthews eStrategy Solutions, Inc. Pres./CEO
Stephanie Meier Amazon Services LLC Sr. Corporate Counsel, Alcohol
Claire Mitchell Stoel Rives LLP Attorney
Robert Myers Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois President
Kevin Myers The Greentree Group Business Development
Jennifer Niesen Christopoulos Law Group, LLC Associate Attorney
Katie Payne Treasury Wine Estates Americas Company Senior Counsel
Rob Pinson Attorney
Paul E. Pisano National Beer Wholesalers Association Sr. Vice President Industry Affairs & General Counsel
Harlan Powell Powell Junia P.C. Partner
Mary Rait Barnes Beverage Group Director of Compliance
Stephen Rehagen Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. Attorney
Tyler Rudd Wine Institute Central States Counsel
Matthew D. Saltzman Saltzman Mugan Dushoff Managing Shareholder
Ryan Saxe Saltzman Mugan Dushoff, PLLC Shareholder
Erin Sayes Kenny Starns Kenny & Easterling Law Firm Partner
Erik Schaeffer Fintech Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Nichole Shustack McDermott Will & Emery LLP Counsel
Charles Smarr Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. Attorney
Adam Stapen Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings, PC Partner
Jessica Starns-Debetaz Starns, Kenny & Easterling Law Firm Partner
Alan R. Steen Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits VP, Government Affairs
Rebecca Stolberg California Beer & Beverage Distributors Association Vice President
Matthew Swentkofske MolsonCoors Sr. Director of Regional Government Affairs-Great Lakes Region
Wendy Turk Fintech Director, Regulatory Affairs
Mike B. Wittenwyler Godfrey & Kahn SC Shareholder
Terri Yardis Blue Cloud Distribution, Inc. Legal Manager
Julie Zieme Direct Wines, Inc. VP Compliance

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