National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
When:
Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
    to
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Where:
Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
 
(804) 344-4300

NCSLA 2022 NORTHERN-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Take a tour of the Hilton Richmond Downtown

Conference Group Rates*:
Group Rate: $169/night plus taxes and fees for single/double occupancy.
Government Rate**: $145/night plus taxes and fees for single/double occupancy.

*Rates available for stays October 22 through October 27, subject to hotel availability.

**Must have valid government ID at check-in.

Group Reservation Website – make your hotel reservation online!

Associate members & Invitees: Group Reservations

Government members: Government Reservations

Last day to book group rate is Monday, October 3, 2022.

Public Transportation:

Airline Travel
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is located approximately 15 minutes (9.5 miles) from the Hilton Richmond Downtown and is serviced by major airlines. Please visit the website for more information.

Airport Transportation - taxi service, ride share and car rental are all available for travel to and from the airport.

Driving Directions

Hotel Parking Rates:
Valet – $32 per day
Self Parking – Not Available

Conference Host – Contact:

Travis Hill at 804-213-4402 or travis.hill@virginiaabc.com

NCSLA 2022 NORTHERN/SOUTHERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Richmond, Virginia

NCSLA 2022 NORTHERN-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

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Conference Information

Richmond Virginia offers a blend of history, culture, dining and beautiful outdoor spaces that make it a regular on “must visit” lists.  Most recently featured in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021”, Richmond has been patiently waiting for NCSLA’s visit since 2020.  Astride the James River, the nation’s “founding river”, Richmond is striking its own unique identity as a city with a rich and colorful past with an even brighter future that offers opportunities for everyone. As your conference host, we are excited to welcome you to “The RVA!”

Business Meeting

The 2022 North/South Regional conference theme is “Are We Feeling 22” and the program will cover a number of current topics facing regulators and industry. Our goal is to bring you some new faces on our panels and a good balance of industry and regulator perspectives.

During the conference, we will focus on three themes as part of the panel discussions. Technology is shifting both how we receive and market beverage alcohol as well as how we determine whether a sale may take place legally.  Panelists will delve into where technology presents challenges as well as opportunities in the industry.  While the term “innovation” may be as overused as “genius”, there’s something to be said for the products that are entering the market, whether from the non-alcoholic space or moving a brand from spirits to wine or beer.  We’ll have discussions around what is involved in communicating with regulators and consumers about a product through labeling and marketing programs.  Finally, panels will touch on the role regulations and public policy have on the beverage alcohol space from how regulatory entities engage in policy discussions to the role of public health organizations and the approval of new areas for alcohol consumption.

Business Agenda | Presenter Biographies

Social Activities

Our social activities will give you an opportunity to see some of the unique cultural landmarks in Richmond while relaxing with fellow conference attendees.  On Sunday evening, NCSLA will host an opening reception at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where attendees will have the opportunity to see some of the VMFA’s nationally recognized collections.  On Monday, we will make a slight departure from tradition and host the President’s Banquet on the stage of the Carpenter Theatre, giving you Tuesday night to explore Richmond’s fantastic dining options.  There will also be a hospitality suite all three nights of the conference, allowing folks to catch up after the days’ events.

NCSLA 2022 NORTHERN-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE - Social Carpenter Stage

For those folks interested in a more extensive stay in Virginia’s Capitol City, VisitRichmondVA.com is an excellent source of information for planning your extended stay.

Registration Information

Early conference registration ends Monday, October 3rd, 2022 so don’t delay! The registration fee increases on October 4th.

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

Registration Fees:
  • Government Member = $400 ($450 after October 3rd)
    STATE TRAVEL BAN? Contact Pam Frantz for details about the NCSLA Subsidy programs.
  • Associate Member = $550 ($650 after October 3rd)
  • Non-member Associate (one time dues waiver) = $800 ($850 after October 3rd)
  • Invitee of NCSLA President or Conference Host = $550
  • NCSLA Past President = Fee waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 2)
  • NCSLA Past President Spouse = Fee waived
  • Spouse/Guest = $250 ($300 after October 3rd)
  • Spouse/Guest (Monday, October 24th President’s Banquet Only) = $150 ($200 after October 3rd)
  • Guest 3 – 20 Years Old = $150 ($200 after October 3rd)
  • Guest 3 – 20 Years Old (Monday, October 24th President’s Banquet Only) = $100 ($150 after October 3rd)
  • Guest 2 Years Old and Under = Fee Waived

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 October 13, 2022.*

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are subject to a $200.00 deduction per person. Due to contractual commitments there will be NO REFUNDS AFTER October 13, 2022. NCSLA Federal Tax ID Number: 52-6043243.

ATTIRE: Attire for all scheduled business and social functions is business casual. The average high/low temperatures in Richmond in October are 71°/48° F so be sure to pack for wonderful fall weather!

SPECIAL NEEDS: Individuals with disabilities or special dietary requirements who need special accommodations should email Conference Planner, Erin Dillard at erin.dillard@conferencedirect.com to make arrangements. Requests should be made no later than October 13, 2022 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. Please contact Conference Planner, Erin Dillard at erin.dillard@conferencedirect.com if you are interested in exhibiting 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. Exhibitors are responsible for all charges.

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LOOK WHO'S COMING!

Name Organization Title
Sean Atkins Tennessee ABC Commission Paralegal
Tabatha Blackwell Tennessee ABC TABC Assistant Director
Janelle Christian Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Director, Office of Industry and State Outreach
Katie Crumble Virginia ABC Authority Director of Education and Prevention
Chris Curtis Virginia ABC Authority Deputy Chief Operations Officer
John Daniel Virginia ABC Authority Chief Counsel/Government Affairs Officer
Kevin Davis Virginia ABC Authority ABC Special Agent in Charge of Regional Operations
Lily Fan New York State Liquor Authority Commissioner
John Hamilton Tennessee ABC TABC Commissioner
Anna Hirai Honolulu Liquor Commission Acting Administrator
Kevin Holden Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Attorney
LaTonya Hucks-Watkins Virginia ABC Authority Senior Legal Counsel
Seth Kandl North Carolina ABC Commission Assistant Counsel
Thomas Kirby Virginia ABC Authority Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Ernest Legier Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner
Perry Mathis South Carolina Department of Revenue - Alcohol Beverage Licensing ABL Administrator
Renee C. Metz North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Assistant General Counsel
Sheena Rinkle New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Deputy Attorney General
Sarah Ross Virginia ABC Authority Associate Legal Counsel
Mark Rubin Virginia ABC Authority Board Member
Aaron Rummage Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission Director of Legislation, Policy and Communication
Leo Sandoval Kauai Liquor Control Commission, County of Kauai Director
Matthew Scoggins SC Department of Revenue ABL Regulatory Analyst
Erik Smoot Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission Captain
Mary Stevens New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Deputy Attorney General
Stephanie Strauss Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Government Relations Officer
Christopher Thiemann Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Distilled Spirits Program Manager
Russell Thomas Tennessee ABC TABC Executive Director
Danielle Walker SC Department of Revenue ABL Regulatory Analyst
Missy Welch North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Director Programs Division
Rachel Yates Virginia ABC Authority Associate Legal Counsel
Randy Barnhart Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits VP Governmental Relations Eastern Region & Canada
Terri Beirne Wine Institute Eastern Counsel
Nicholas Bergman Buchman Law Firm, LLP Partner
Donovan Borvan Webster Law Partners Attorney
Mary Brousseau USA Wine West, LLC Compliance Director
Clayton Byrd Amazon Services LLC Senior Manager, Public Policy
Kristin Carlton Penrose Hill, Limited Director of Compliance
Al Christian Reyes Beer Division VP Governmental Affairs
Dimitrios Christopoulos Christopoulos Law Group, LLC Principal
Alicia Cronbach Cronbach Law Group PC Principal
Katie Crumble Virginia ABC Authority Director of Education and Prevention
Joseph Cruz Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Consultant
Chris Curtis Virginia ABC Authority Deputy Chief Operations Officer
Darcy DaCosta MolsonCoors Senior Director, Government Affairs
John Daniel Virginia ABC Authority Chief Counsel/Government Affairs Officer
Richard Davis Republic National Distributing Co. Executive Vice President Government Affairs
Kevin Davis Virginia ABC Authority ABC Special Agent in Charge of Regional Operations
Susan Evans GrayRobinson, P.A. Consultant
Jacqueline Flug Drizly, Inc. Vice President, Legal & Industry Affairs
Pamela Frantz NCSLA Executive Director
Kimberly Frost Martin, Frost & Hill, P.C. Shareholder
Travis Gibbons Amazon Services LLC Manager, Public Policy
Michael Halfacre Beer Wholesalers Association of New Jersey Executive Director
Lindsey Hannon FIFCO USA Regulatory Compliance Specialist
LaTonya Hucks-Watkins Virginia ABC Authority Senior Legal Counsel
Anne M. Junia Powell Junia P.C. Partner
Valerie Karasz Buchman Law Firm, LLP Partner
Greg Kelly H&M Company Vice President
Thomas Kirby Virginia ABC Authority Chief Law Enforcement Officer
Emily Knoles Delicato Family Wines Director & Associate General Counsel
Barbara Kwon Danow McMullan and Panoff Partner
Geralyn Lasher Wine Institute Director, Great Lakes States
Rochelle Marte MolsonCoors Senior Director, State Government Affairs
Carol Martel Wine Institute Northeastern Counsel
Alva Mather McDermott Will & Emery LLP Partner
Stephanie Meier Amazon Services LLC Sr. Corporate Counsel, Alcohol
Esteban Morin Drizly, Inc. Vice President, Legal
Bentley Nettles Nettles Law
Wendy Parker Empire Distributors Director, Legal
Robert Pinson Adams and Reese LLP Partner
Paul E. Pisano National Beer Wholesalers Association Sr. Vice President Industry Affairs & General Counsel
Nick Ramos Troutman Pepper Attorney
Christopher Riano Holland & Knight, LLP Of Counsel
Sarah Ross Virginia ABC Authority Associate Legal Counsel
Deborah Rossi Beverage Associates Inc. Consultant
Mark Rubin Virginia ABC Authority Board Member
Matthew D. Saltzman Saltzman Mugan Dushoff Managing Shareholder
Nichole Shustack McDermott Will & Emery LLP Counsel
David J. Simoni FIFCO USA General Counsel
Sarah Spiller Cronbach Law Group PC Director of Integration Strategy
Alan R. Steen Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits VP, Government Affairs
Reid Teschner Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Director, State Affairs
Christopher Thiemann Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Distilled Spirits Program Manager
Stan Tretiak Hefty, Wiley and Gore, P.C. Director of Government Affairs
Wendy Turk Fintech Director, Regulatory Affairs
Laura Wentling Ready Training Online Government Affairs Manager
John West Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP Partner
Mary Beth Williams Williams Compliance and Consulting Group, LLC President
Grace Yang GrayRobinson, P.A. Shareholder
Terri Yardis Blue Cloud Distribution, Inc. Legal Manager
Rachel Yates Virginia ABC Authority Associate Legal Counsel
Jolene Yee Delicato Vineyards VP & General Counsel
Bill Young Beer Institute Senior Director, Alcohol Policy & Regulatory Affairs

 
 

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