Cheryl Fisher

    Cheryl A. Fisher
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Cheryl A. Fisher was appointed Boston Beer's Vice President, Human Resources in October 2016. She joined the Company in 2014 as Director, Human Resources for Brewing and Operations. Prior to joining Boston Beer, Ms. Fisher held several vice president or director-level positions in the human resources field, including roles with Houghton International Inc. in Valley Forge, PA from 2012 to 2014, Reynolds Packaging Group in Illinois from 2008 to 2012, and Alcoa Inc. in Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2008.

    Cynthia Fisher

      Cynthia A. Fisher
      Class B Director, Member Since: 2012
      In 2011, Ms. Fisher founded WaterRev, LLC, an investment company located in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on innovative technology companies that enable sustainable practices of water use. She is an independent investor and consults to corporate boards and executive management teams. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a publicly-held real estate investment trust. In 1992, Ms. Fisher founded ViaCord, Inc., a cord blood stem cell banking company, and served as CEO of Viacord, Inc. from 1993 to 2000. In 2000, she co-founded ViaCell, Inc., a cellular medicines company and successor to ViaCord, which went public in 2005. Ms. Fisher served as ViaCell’s President from 2000 to 2001 and as a member of its Board of Directors until 2002. Ms. Fisher is the spouse of C. James Koch, Boston Beer’s Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

      Ms. Fisher serves on the Board of Directors of a public company and on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profit businesses, including Water.org, FitMoney, the Harvard Medical School Discovery Advisory Council, and the Board of Advisors for the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. Ms. Fisher holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She brings significant entrepreneurial experience, as well as insight in business strategy, operations, and consumer marketing to the Board’s overall business perspective.

      Michael Andrews

        Michael G. Andrews
        Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary*
        Michael G. Andrews was appointed Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Boston Beer in July 2016. He joined the Company in 2011, holding the positions of Senior Corporate Counsel from 2014 to 2016 and Attorney from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining Boston Beer, he worked as an Associate Attorney at the law firm BLA Schwartz of Boston, Massachusetts from 2005 to 2011.

        *Not an Executive Officer

        Jonathan Potter

          Jonathan N. Potter
          Chief Marketing Officer
          Jonathan N. Potter was appointed Boston Beer’s Chief Marketing Officer in August 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he held positions with Moet Hennessy USA (MH), a wine and spirits company headquartered in New York, New York. Mr. Potter held the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President for all brands from July 2012 to December 2015, and was appointed the Managing Director of its Chandon division in January 2016. Prior to that, he was Senior Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of McKinney Rogers International (USA), Inc., a global business execution consulting firm headquartered in New York, New York, from 2010 to 2012. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Potter held a number of positions around the globe with Diageo, a multinational alcoholic beverages company, finishing his career there as Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo North America.

          Tara Heath

            Tara L. Heath
            Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel
            Tara L. Heath was appointed Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel of Boston Beer in July 2016. She joined the Company in 1997 and has held various positions during that time, including Senior Corporate Counsel, Director of Regulatory Affairs from 2013 to 2016 and Senior Manager & Attorney for Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2013.

            Michael Spillane

              Michael Spillane
              Class A Director, Member Since 2016
              Mr. Spillane currently serves as President of Product and Merchandising at Nike, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment, a position he has held since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Spillane held a variety of roles with Nike dating back to May 2007, including Vice President and General Manager of Global Footwear from May 2015 to April 2016 and General Manager and Vice President, Greater China from May 2013 to May 2015. From June 2011 to May 2013, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Umbro International, a Nike subsidiary based in England. From September 2009 to June 2011, Mr. Spillane was the Chief Executive Officer of Converse, a Nike subsidiary based in Massachusetts. From 2007 to 2009, he held the position of President, North America and Global Product at Nike. Prior to joining Nike, Mr. Spillane held senior management roles at various apparel and textile companies, including Malden Mills, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Jockey International, and Missbrenner, Inc.

              Mr. Spillane has extensive experience in the marketing of consumer goods, including digital marketing, social media, consumer insight, planning, and merchandising. He also has significant senior corporate governance experience at consumer goods companies, both public and private.

              Compensation Committee (Chairman), Nominating/Governance Committee

              Jean-Michel Valette

                Jean-Michel Valette
                Class A Director, Member Since: 2003

                Mr. Valette currently serves as an independent advisor to select branded consumer companies. He is also Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS), a Minneapolis-based bedding company. In July 2017, he joined the Board of Directors of Intertek Group plc, a publicly-traded global quality assurance and testing company active across a broad range of sectors and geographies, based in London, England.  Until November 2012, he was Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., a California-based specialty coffee company; since then he is a Director and Chairman of its Audit and Valuation Committees. Until October 2006, he was also Chairman of Robert Mondavi Winery, a California wine company. Prior to assuming that position, he had served as President and Managing Director of Robert Mondavi Winery from October 2004 to January 2005. From May 2003 through May 2006, Mr. Valette served as a Class B Director of Boston Beer.

                Mr. Valette has more than twenty-five years of experience in management, public company corporate governance, strategic planning, and finance, with extensive experience in the alcohol beverage industry. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves as a director of several private companies. Mr. Valette served as the Chair of our Nominating/Governance Committee from May 2004 until May 2013 and has served as a member of our Audit Committee since May 2003. He was named Boston Beer’s Lead Director in May 2013.



                Lead Director, Audit Committee, Nominating/Governance Committee

                Gregg Tanner

                  Gregg A. Tanner
                  Class B Director, Member Since: 2007

                  Mr. Tanner is a Director for Sun Opta Inc., a global organic food company specializing in sourcing, processing, and packaging of natural and certified organic food products, a position he has held since January 2017. He previously served as the CEO of Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States, located in Dallas, Texas, from 2012 to 2016.  Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Tanner served as the Company's Chief Supply Chain Officer and President of the Company's Fresh Dairy Direct division, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution functions for Dean Foods' largest business unit and for supply chain operations for Dean Foods as a whole. Mr. Tanner joined Dean Foods in 2007. Prior to joining Dean Foods, he was Senior Vice President, Global Operations with The Hershey Company. Before joining Hershey, Mr. Tanner was Senior Vice President, Retail Supply Chain at ConAgra Foods, Inc. where he directed the entire supply chain for retail products. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Quaker Oats Company and Ralston Purina Company.

                  Mr. Tanner has more than thirty-five years of operations, supply chain management, and general management experience in the food and beverage industry, with significant experience in risk management. He also qualifies as a financial expert in that he has overseen profits, losses, and balance sheets in senior executive roles for S&P 500 companies. Mr. Tanner has been a member of our Audit Committee since he joined the Board in December 2007. 



                  Audit Committee (Chairman), Compensation Committee

                  David Fialkow

                    David P. Fialkow
                    Class B Director, Member Since 2016
                    Mr. Fialkow is Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New York, and California that he co-founded in 2000. In his capacity as Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, he serves on the Board of Directors on a number of privately-held companies. Prior to that, he co-founded and sold four companies: National Leisure Group, Alliance Development Group, Retail Growth ATM Systems, and Starboard Cruise Services. His focus areas include travel, financial services, and e-commerce. Mr. Fialkow also sits on the boards of various not-for-profit entities, including the Pan-Mass Challenge, Facing History and Ourselves, and Debate Mate. He has raised millions of dollars for children’s programs by biking, running, climbing, and rowing. Mr. Fialkow holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

                    Mr. Fialkow has extensive entrepreneurial, operational, senior management, and board-level experience, including in the areas of venture capital, technology, consumer marketing, specialty retail, and corporate governance.

                    Audit Committee