Ohio Craft Brewers Association Hires Communications Manager
Trade guild strengthens promotions capability for rapidly growing craft beer market
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Craft Brewers Association announced today that it has appointed Justin Hemminger to the position of communications manager. As the market for Ohio-made craft beer continues to expand, this position was created to serve and promote the association’s rapidly growing membership. Currently, the association represents 129 active brewery members, up from 32 in May of 2013.
Hemminger comes to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association after previous experience as director of corporate communications for Tigereye Promotions and as general manager of the Big Room Bar, an Ohio-centric craft beer bar in Columbus. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be an advocate for Ohio’s craft brewers,” Hemminger said. “We’re making world-class beer here in the Buckeye State, and I’m thrilled to have the platform to tell people about it.”
“We’ve seen so much growth in the past three years, and we’re expecting much more going forward,” said Ohio Craft Brewers Association Executive Director Mary MacDonald. “Justin’s experience and enthusiasm will be tremendous assets to our effort to promote Ohio’s craft beer industry.”