George Pastrana is President at Dogfish Head, responsible for managing the operations and leading the leaders of Dogfish Head Brewery. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading consumer businesses, brand development, and consumer product innovation. Mr. Pastrana joined Dogfish Head in January 2018 after serving as the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Marketing and Innovation of ACH Food Companies of Chicago, IL from April 2011 to December 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Pastrana served in senior level roles with SSL International, CIBA Vision, Crayola, Webvan Group, SC Johnson, Schering-Plough, and Procter & Gamble from 1988 through 2011.
Sam Calagione is Founder and Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery with overall responsibility for managing the Dogfish Head brand. He founded Dogfish Head with his wife Mariah in June 1995 and served as CEO until the July 2019 merger with Boston Beer. In 2017, Mr. Calagione won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. During his twenty-four years at the helm of Dogfish Head, he has grown the company from a small brewpub in Rehoboth, DE to an award-winning nationally-recognized brand and destination. Mr. Calagione's skills in brewing, innovation, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship are an invaluable asset to Boston Beer's leadership team.
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Lesya Lysyj joined the Company as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2019. Ms. Lysyj has nearly 30 years of marketing experience in the food and beverage industry. Prior to joining Boston Beer, she served as President U.S. (Sales and Marketing) for Welch’s Foods, based in Concord, Massachusetts from September 2017 to April 2019. From 2013 to 2015, she served as President North America of Weight Watchers International. She was Chief Marketing Officer for Heineken USA, headquartered in New York City, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, she held a number of positions with Kraft Foods from 1990 to 2011, including positions as Vice President Marketing, Confectionary and Executive Vice President of Marketing, Cadbury.
Ms. Joyce was appointed to Boston Beer’s Board of Directors in March 2019. She currently serves as the Regional General Manager, United States and Canada, for Uber, Inc., a tech company headquartered in San Francisco. From 2017 to 2019, she has served as Regional General Manager for U.S. and Canada Cities, responsible for business outcomes and rider and driver experience in communities across the United States and Canada. Ms. Joyce served as Uber’s East Coast General Manager from 2015 to 2017 and Boston General Manager from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Joyce previously worked as an investor for Bain Capital and a consultant for Bain & Company.
Ms. Joyce has extensive experience in business strategy, managing growth, financial modeling, modern consumer recruitment and engagement, digital marketing and implementation of new technologies, and management and retention of diverse employee groups. She has served on our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating/Governance Committee since May 2019.
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating/Governance Committee