2017 Master Brewers Conference
Thomas Andy web.jpgOpening Keynote

Andrew J. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Craft Brew Alliance

Andy Thomas has served as chief executive officer for Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) since January 1, 2014. Thomas brings more than two decades of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods and the beer and beverage industries to his role as CEO for CBA. From 2011 to 2013, he was president of commercial operations for CBA, where he helped establish the company’s distinctive portfolio strategy, which combines the power of national lifestyle brands such as Kona Brewing Co. with an expanding stable of dynamic local craft brands. Prior to joining CBA, Thomas served as an independent consultant and senior advisor to The Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From 1995 to 2007, he spent 12 years at Heineken, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries across four continents, and served as president and CEO of Heineken USA from 2005 to 2007. Thomas holds an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in marketing, from Bryant University.

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