National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Westin Indianapolis
241 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Local Phone Number: 317-262-8100 (select "reservations")
Toll Free Number: 800-228-3000 (ask for "2017 NCSLA Central-Western room block")

NCSLA - Central/Western Regional Conference 2017
Take a tour of the Westin Indianapolis

Conference Room Rate*: $165/night plus taxes
*Rates available 3 days before and after the conference, subject to hotel availability.
Please phone the Westin to check availability.
Group Reservation Website – make your hotel reservation conveniently online for the conference dates. Please phone the Westin Indianapolis if you plan to arrive before Sunday, October 1st, or stay later than Wednesday, October 4th, to inquire if rooms are available.
Public Transportation:
Airline Travel
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) – located approximately 20 minutes (15 miles) from the Westin Indianapolis Hotel and is serviced by major airlines. Please visit the website for more information.
Local Transportation
AIRPORT SHUTTLE cost is $10 per person one way. Go Express Travel will drop you off across the street from the Westin Indianapolis Hotel. Visit their website for details and to book a reservation.
CAB fares are approximately $35 one way.
UBER fares are approximately $25 one way.
For driving directions, please access your mobile map app.
Hotel Parking Rates:
Valet – $45 per day
Self (or Off-site) - $40 per day
Conference Host – Contact:
David Rothenberg at 317.232.2472 or

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Conference Information

Welcome to Indianapolis, the racing capitol of the world - home of the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Indycar Grand Prix. As friends from across the country gather, we look forward to celebrating this time together with a big win for all!!!

The theme for the 2017 Central/Western Regional Conference is "Regulating at the Crossroads of America". Indiana is known as the "Crossroads of America" and each day, regulators and those in the industry find themselves at crossroads. The business agenda will demonstrate "crossroads" on a number of diverse issues that may be new to some of the regulators and industry attendees. Some of the featured panels will discuss regulating sovereign nations, the role of unlicensed third party providers in our industry, mid-western craft trends and where they may be going, the ethical constraints of lying (which should qualify for CLE Ethics accreditation), state of the three tier system featuring discourse between Mike Madigan and Professor Alex Tanford, and much more! To view the entire business agenda and faculty of alcohol beverage experts serving as presenters, just click on the links below.

This year’s regional President’s Dinner will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum (which is approximately two blocks from the Westin). It is one of only two museums that explore both Indian and Western cultures east of the Mississippi – a perfect tie-in with our panel presentation on sovereign nations. In addition to a wonderful dinner and a chance to catch up with friends during the cocktail hour, the galleries will be open for you to explore.

Our downtown is filled with shops and eateries – all within walking distance from the Westin Indianapolis Hotel. So be sure to see the sights on Monday night during your free time or extended visit. We look forward to seeing you in Indy and are sure you will find our city welcoming.
Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Business Agenda | Presenter Biographies

Registration Information

Early conference registration ends August 31, 2017, so don’t delay! The registration fee increases $50.00 after that date.

You have the option of paying by credit card or check*. The registration fees are outlined below.

Registration Fees:
  • State Member = $450 ($500 after August 31, 2017)
    TRAVEL BAN? Contact Pam Frantz for details about the NCSLA Travel Subsidy program.
  • Government Associate Member = $475 ($525 after August 31, 2017)
  • Associate Member = $575 ($625 after August 31, 2017)
  • Invitee of NCSLA President or Conference Host = $575 ($625 after August 31, 2017)
  • NCSLA Past President = Fee waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 5B)
  • NCSLA Past President Spouse = Fee waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 5B)
  • Spouse/Guest = $250 ($300 after August 31, 2017)
  • Spouse/Guest (President’s Dinner only) = $125

If you are paying by check* please make it payable and mail to "National Conference of State Liquor Administrators", 543 Long Hill Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 along with a copy of your registration confirmation.

*Please note that payment by check is not available after September 15, 2017.*

CANCELLATION POLICY: All refunds are subject to a $200.00 deduction. Due to contractual commitments there will be no refunds after September 15, 2017. NCSLA Federal Tax ID Number: 52-6043243.

ATTIRE: Attire for all scheduled business and social functions is casual. The average high/low temperatures in Indianapolis are 70° / 50° F so be sure to pack for fall weather!

SPECIAL NEEDS: Individuals with disabilities or special dietary requirements who need special accommodations should email to make arrangements. Requests should be made no later than September 15, 2017 to allow sufficient time for us to meet your needs.

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Name Organization Title
Jessica Allen Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Commission Counsel
Debbi Beavers Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division - Department of Revenue Director
Zackary W. Blair Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission Assistant Director
Donovan Borvan Illinois Liquor Control Commission Executive Director
Matthew D. Botting California Alcoholic Beverage Control General Counsel
A. Keith Burt Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission Director
Clayton Byrd Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission Executive Director
Jeff Cam Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Compliance Officer
Monica Choi Honolulu Liquor Commssion Corporation Counsel
Jodi Cloud South Dakota Department of Revenue Revenue Agent
David Cook Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Chairman
Nicholas Courson County of Kauai Office of the County Attorney Deputy County Attorney
Jason Evans South Dakota Department of Revenue Deputy Director
Karen Freund Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Executive Officer 2
Rick Garza Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Agency Director
Brandon Gonzalez County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Administrative Officer
Gregory T. Hembree Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Sr Intel Analyst
Anna Hirai Honolulu Liquor Commssion Assistant Administrator
Sharon Ito Department of Liquor Control, County of Maui Private Secretary
Kaitlin Leeberg WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board Management Analyst
Stephen Lopez County of Hawaii - Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Dusanka Marijan Illinois Liquor Control Commission Director of Licensing
Patrick Maroney Colorado Department of Revenue - Liquor & Tobacco Enforcement Division Director
Carol Beth Martin Kentucky Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Malt Beverage Administrator
Marcia Matsui Department of Liquor Control, County of Hawaii Administrative Services Assistant I
Glenn Mukai Department of Liquor Control, County of Maui Director
Gary Murai County of Maui Department of the Corporation Counsel Deputy Corporation Counsel
Sean OLeary Illinois Liquor Control Commission Chief Legal Counsel
Franklin Don Pacarro, Jr. Honolulu Liquor Commssion Administrator
Teri Quimby Michigan Liquor Control Commission Commissioner
Gerald Rapozo County of Kauai Department of Liquor Control Director
Michael Rosenberger Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control Deputy Director
David A. Rothenberg Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission Executive Secretary
Hobert Rupe Nebraska Liquor Control Commission Executive Director
Daniel Sato Honolulu Liquor Commssion Supervising Liquor Control Investigator
Rebecca Smith WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board Director of Licensing and Regulations
Trina Summers Kentucky Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Distilled Spirits Administrator
William Takaba County of Hawaii-Liquor Control Liquor Commissioner
Robert Tanaka Department of Liquor Control, County of Maui Liquor Commission Chairman
Christopher Thiemann Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Distilled Spirits Program Manager
Christine Trout Kentucky Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner
Winn Atkins Diageo North America Senior Director, State Government Relations
Tony Barnes Founders Brewing Co. Chief Corporate Counsel
Scott E. Bedwell Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Consultant
Nicholas Bergman Buchman Law Firm, LLP Partner
Kristin Carlton COMPLI, INC. Vice President of Client Services
Marc Carmichael Indiana Beverage Alliance President
Steve Carter Steve Carter Attorney
Adam Chafetz Health Communications, Inc. ~ (The TIPS Program) President
Dimitrios Christopoulos Christopoulos Law Group, LLC Attorney
Christopher Coleman Associated Beer Distributors of IL Vice President of Government Relations
Joseph Cruz Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Consultant
Maribel Delgado E. & J. Gallo Winery Sr. Associate General Counsel, Sr. Director of Govt. Affairs
Stephen Diamond Stephen Diamond Professor of Law
Jennifer Drewry Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Attorney
R.E. Tuck Duncan Duncan Law Firm Attorney at Law
Susan Dworak Real Identities LLC CEO
Pamela Erickson Public Action Management President/CEO
Lucy Farber St. George Spirits, Inc. Operations Manager
Jim Farrell Beverage Merchandising, Inc. President
Pamela Frantz NCSLA Management Consultant
Melanie A. Full E. & J. Gallo Winery Assistant General Counsel
Pat Gagliardi Center for Alcohol Policy Consultant
Steve Gross Wine Institute Vice President, State Relations
Kate Hardy Strike and Techel Partner
John Harris GrayRobinson, P.A. Government Consultant
Jake Hegeman Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Gary Horton E. & J. Gallo Winery Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
Alex Intermill Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Partner
Catherine Jacoy Wine Institute Western Counsel
Sally Jefferson Wine Institute Regional Director
Jerry Jolly Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Consultant
Joetta King Constellation Brands Beer Division Assoc. Manager, Regulatory & Compliance
Alex Koral Sovos Compliance ShipCompliant - Industry Outreach
Jeremy Kruidenier Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois Vice Executive Director
Nidhi Kumar Drizly, Inc. SVP and General Counsel
Erik Lawrence Gaw, Van Male, LLP Attorney
Gloria Materre Materre & Associates, P.C. Principal
Karin Matura Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois Executive Director
Jeff McKean McKean Law Firm, P.C. President
Elizabeth McKenzie Pernod Ricard USA Counsel, Marketing & Innovation
Lisa McKinney Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Partner
Jo Moak Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Michael Newman Holland & Knight, LLP Partner
William ODonaghue Daley and Georges, Ltd. Partner
Robert J. OHara Flaherty and O'Hara, P.C. Attorney
Dustin Pickens Federal Express Corporation Senior Attorney - Regulatory Affairs
Paul E. Pisano National Beer Wholesalers Association Sr. Vice President Industry Affairs & General Counsel
Jim Purucker Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana Executive Director
Tyler Rudd Wine Institute Texas Legislative Consultant
Lorene Samson Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. Paralegal
Mike Schler Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. Consultant
Theresa Shircliffe United Parcel Service UPS Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Regulated Goods Manager
Jeremy Siegel Hinman & Carmichael LLP Associate
Adam Sipos Pernod Ricard USA Counsel, Corporate & Transactions
Roger Slykhouse Real Identities, LLC CTO
Charles Smarr Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. Attorney
Carlie Speelman Gaw, Van Male, LLP Legal Assistant
Rebecca Stamey-White Hinman & Carmichael LLP Partner
Alan R. Steen Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits VP, Government Affairs
Reid Teschner Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. Manager, State and Regulatory Affairs
William Tomaszewski, Inc. General Counsel
Wendy Turk Fintech Director of Regulatory Affairs
Lynn Walding Diageo North America Executive Director, Control States
James Webster Webster Powell Senior Partner
Lisa Wells Ready Training Online Strategic Alliance & Marketing Manager
Laura Wentling Ready Training Online Compliance Coordinator
Mary Beth Williams Williams Compliance & Consulting Group, LLC President
Tyler Winn Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Associate General Counsel


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