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New Speakers Added for Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions led by a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates and others.

The conference agenda will focus on current alcohol laws and challenges, including discussions on the First Amendment and alcohol regulations, counterfeit alcohol, marijuana legalization and alcohol, legal developments in alcohol retailing and preventing underage sales.

In addition to keynote remarks by Mississippi Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Jim Hood, presenters at this year’s conference will include:

  • Auday Arabo, President/CEO, Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers
  • John Bodnovich, Executive Director, American Beverage Licensees
  • Captain William Bongle, Green Bay Police Department
  • Matt Botting, General Counsel, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Jonathan Caulkins, Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Matt Cook, Former Senior Director of Enforcement, Colorado Department of Revenue; Founder, Cook Consulting LLC
  • Brannon Denning, Professor, Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • Dr. Stephen Diamond, Professor, University of Miami School of Law
  • Kathie Durbin, Division Chief of Licensure, Regulation and Education; Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
  • Kim Gainsboro, Commission Chairman, Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
  • James Hall, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Rick Haymaker, Chief Legal Counsel, Illinois Liquor Control Commission
  • Bill Kelley, Former General Counsel, Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission; Executive Director, Beer Distributors of Massachusetts
  • Anthony Kogut, Chairman, Hospitality and Alcohol Beverage Group
  • Dr. Brad Krevor, President, Responsible Retailing Forum
  • Bruce Livingston, Executive Director, Alcohol Justice
  • Patrick Lynch, Former Attorney General of Rhode Island; President, Patrick Lynch Group
  • Mike Madigan, Managing Partner, Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.
  • John Maisch, Former General Counsel, Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission; Professor, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Don McGehee, Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division Chief, Office of Michigan Attorney General
  • Jerry Oliver, Former Chief of Police (Detroit, Richmond and Pasadena) and Former Director, Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
  • Murphy Painter, Former Commissioner, Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
  • Paul Pisano, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, National Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Steve Schmidt, Sr. Vice President of Public Policy/Communications, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association
  • Mary Segawa, Health Education Liaison, Washington State Liquor Control Board
  • Michele Simon, President, Eat Drink Politics
  • Ed Swedberg, Assistant Administrator, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Robert Tobiassen, Former Chief Counsel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234. Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $169 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2013, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 35 states approved CLE accreditation for participants. Certain states do not have mandatory CLE requirements.

More details about the 2014 CAP Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be available on the CAP website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org, as they become available. For further information, please email info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

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 The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

Deadline Approaches for Second Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award Nominations

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy is accepting nominations for the Second Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award until August 1, 2014. The award will be presented at the Center’s upcoming Alcohol Law and Policy Conference September 3-5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

The award recognizes the work of alcohol regulators who oversee the alcohol industry and promote public safety. Any governmental agency or its employees working to promote and enforce alcohol laws and regulations are eligible for the award. A specific program that has achieved positive results or an individual within an agency going above and beyond the call of duty are examples of potential nominees.

“There are many great initiatives in the states aimed at keeping the alcohol industry properly regulated and promoting public health and safety,” said Jerry Oliver, Center for Alcohol Policy Advisory Council member and former Arizona alcohol regulator. “This award highlights effective best practices that may serve as examples to alcohol regulators in other states.”

Nominations should provide information on how the nominee serves as an example to others in alcohol regulation. Consideration will be given to how the actions of this nominee are helpful to other agencies or employees, achieve desired results and engage or impact a broad coalition of stakeholders. Self-nominations are permitted, and letters of support are encouraged.

HOW TO NOMINATE: Nomination forms may be emailed to awards@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or mailed to: Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award; 1101 King St., Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA 22314.

DEADLINE: The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2014, 5:30 p.m. EST. Nominations postmarked/emailed after this deadline will not be considered.

AWARD: The Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award recipient will be honored during a special reception on September 4, held in conjunction with the Center’s upcoming Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The award recipient also may be eligible to receive complimentary registration and a speaking opportunity at a future Alcohol Law and Policy Conference.

For more information, please call (703) 519-3090 or email info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

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 The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.

 

Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Announces Education Session Topics

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law and policy. The sessions will be led by a wide range of experts, including educators, regulators, public health advocates and industry officials.

Educational sessions at this year’s conference will include:

  • First Amendment and Alcohol Regulation
  • The Future of Supplier-Distributor Laws
  • Counterfeit Alcohol: A Global vs. United States Perspective
  • A New Model for Underage Sales and Compliance
  • Post-Prohibition Alcohol Regulation
  • State Regulator Roundup
  • Marijuana Legalization and Alcohol: Rhetoric vs. Reality
  • Legal Developments in Alcohol Retailing

In addition to these educational sessions, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will deliver keynote remarks on the role state attorneys general play in alcohol regulation, including efforts to prevent underage drinking.

To register online, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/law. Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates. For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, book online or call 1-888-591-1234. Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $169 plus taxes per night.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits. In 2013, every attendee was able to secure CLE credits, and more than 35 states approved CLE accreditation for participants. Certain states do not have mandatory CLE requirements.

More details about the 2014 CAP Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be available on the CAP website, www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org, as they become available. For further information, please email info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.

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The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.


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