Beverage Business Institute Headlines Coca-Cola Executives, Boston Beer Co., and Area Breweries During May 16-18 Workshop at Colorado State

The Beverage Business Institute at Colorado State University’s College of Business will feature a group of notable executive speakers and facilitators for its Beverage Business Management workshop May 16-18.

The BBI Workshop includes two-and-a-half days of interactive courses, speakers and industry tours. Participants have the option to complete four workshops to earn a Certificate in Beverage Business Management.

Executive speakers and course facilitators include:

Anda Lincoln, Funkwerks Brewery, founder –“Owning & Operating a Brewery: Legal Issues and Public Policy.” Her practice emphasizes representation of entities of all sizes in connection with controlled beverage law, brewery formation, corporate governance and advising boards of directors.

Bob Lindsey, Tamarron Consulting, vice president – “Mergers, Acquisitions, and the Value of Brands.” He has more than 30 years of experience in management, operations, accounting, finance and administration, primarily in the beverage distribution industry. Lindsey has served in senior management roles in malt beverage distributorships in major markets in California and Illinois.

Brian Fugate, Colorado State University management professor – “Logistics, Demand Management.” Fugate worked in logistics and industrial engineering in the airline and automotive industries. Subsequently, he has performed consulting and education services in logistics, lean, forecasting and supply-chain information systems.

Dana Waters, Coca-Cola, key account manager – “Building Customer Relationships.” Waters also has experience as the national account manager for Glaceau and category manager/buyer for King Soopers.

Jeff Mendel, Colorado Brewers Guild, project manager – “Entrepreneurial Leadership: What it Means to be a Leader in Forming and Growing a Business.” He is former partner/director at Left Hand Brewery.

Ken Smith, Boston Beer Co., director of training and Certified Cicerone – “History of Beer and the Challenges of Supply Side Management.” Smith also has worked with Heublein Wines Group and E&J Gallo Winery.

Mike Bonham, Coca-Cola, vice president of Mountain States Market Unit Field Operations- “Building Customer Relationships.” During his 15-year tenure with Coca-Cola, he also has served as supply chain manager/director of logistics and division controller based in Phoenix, Ariz.

Steve Medland, Colorado State University, management professor-“ Inventory Management.” Medland is an instructor of supply chain and operations and management consultant with more than 15 years of managerial and consulting experience in industries from metal fabrication and machining to grocery retail.

To learn more and to register for the workshop, visit