National Conference of State Liquor Administrators

Founded June 19, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, this national organization of state alcohol beverage regulators purpose is to promote the enactment of effective and equitable state alcoholic beverage laws, and provide a forum for networking among the regulators and industry.

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators welcomes anyone or organization directly or indirectly affiliated with the alcoholic beverage industry to join our organization as an associate member.

"NCSLA plays an important role to state regulators by providing an avenue for discussion of laws, public policies and national trends as it pertains to the regulation of alcohol. The NCSLA is a vital partner in the regulation of the liquor industry and their conferences are a ‘must see’ for all involved."

Patrick Maroney, Director, Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division

" NCSLA has provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the history of, and current issues in, the alcoholic beverage industry. I have not found another conference where I can interact with so many other state regulators in one place, in addition to associate members, providing me with insights for best trade practices across the nation. "

Teri Quimby, Commissioner, Michigan Liquor Control Commission

"The opportunity to interact with great people from State Government Regulators and Beverage Alcohol industry, along with timely provocative topics has kept me coming to well-planned conferences since 1989 as an associate member on behalf of DISCUS. A great value if you’re interested in the industry."

Dale Szyndrowski, V.P. State Government Relations, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS)

  • Host: Department of Liquor Control, County of Hawaii
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • June 17-21, 2018
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  • Host: Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • The Brown Hotel
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • November 5 – 8, 2017
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  • Host: Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
  • The Westin Indianapolis Hotel
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • October 1 – 4, 2017
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NCSLA President Keith Burt

NCSLA President A. Keith Burt A. Keith Burt has been involved in Oklahoma State government for over 40 years. He has been an Auditor for the Department of Human Services, the Oil and Gas Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, where he was the lead Financial Auditor, auditing Mental Health Centers. He joined the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board in 1980. In 1985, Oklahoma approved a constitutional change to allow liquor-by-the-drink on a county option basis and renamed the ABC Board, the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission. During the 1990’s the Commission added Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco and Charity Games Enforcement. After serving as Director for both divisions, Keith became Executive Director in 2002 and remains in that position today. Now serving under his seventh Governor, Keith has been appointed to the Governor’s Task force on Underage Drinking, the Tobacco Use Cessation Advisory Committee, and the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council and received the prestigious Regulator of the Year in 2014 awarded by the Center for Alcohol Policy. Although most of his professional career has been spent in state government, as former Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball coach, Keith has coached at various age levels including former college athletes looking to build resumes and compete professionally. Attending his first NCSLA national convention in 1982, Keith has served as regional chairman of the Southern Region and has been a part of the Oklahoma team hosting NCSLA regionals in 1986, 2001, 2012, and the NCSLA National Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1989.

A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Keith and wife Laurie make their home in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Prospective Associate Members

Do you know who to contact for answers to regulatory matters pertaining to your business? Become an Associate member and develop business relationships, with key state and federal beverage alcohol regulators and agency personnel, in over 40 states and local jurisdictions.

Prospective State Members

As a State member, gain valuable institutional knowledge and learn from subject matter experts in the beverage alcohol industry. Annual membership allows attendance at the national conference and two regional conferences where you can network with other regulators and industry members alike, while learning information on current issues and events in the industry and regulatory arena.

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Welcome New Associate Members:

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State News:

New Georgia Alcohol and Tobacco Director Announced

Larson Confirmed to Third Term at Iowa ABD

Iowa ABD Increasing Trade Practices Enforcement

Missouri Announces new ATC Supervisor

New Director of New Jersey ABC


NEW 2016 Edition of Trade Practices State Summary (in RESOURCES section)

State Regulator Survey - Communication Best Practices

Associate Members Newsletters:

Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace

TIPS Newsletter

TTB Weekly Newsletter

TTB 2018 Trade Practice Seminars

Events Calendar

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