C. James (Jim) Koch Chairman

Class B Director, Member Since: 1995
Mr. Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 and currently serves as its Chairman. Until January 2001, Mr. Koch also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He also served as the Company’s Secretary/Clerk until May 2010. Prior to starting Boston Beer, he had worked as a consultant for an international consulting firm, with a focus on manufacturing.

His thirty-two years at the helm of Boston Beer, during which it has grown from a small start-up company to its current position as a leading craft brewer, is a testament to his skill in brewing, strategy, brand development, and industry leadership.