Stephanie Vojas has been hired as vice president of government relations for the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) announced Bob Myers, ABDI president. She replaces Bob Myers who held the position for more than 20 years.
“After interviewing numerous candidates over several months, Stephanie Vojas’ experience and knowledge made her the natural choice,” Myers said. “She is responsible for overseeing our legislative issues at the state capitol. I look forward to working with her as she learns the beer distribution industry.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a fascinating industry,” Vojas said. “I have much to learn about beer distribution, but look forward to working with Bob Myers and the rest of the ABDI Vojas graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, a not-for-profit business trade association, represents, maintains and improves the interests of its members who distribute beer of all brewers. Distributors are licensed by the state of Illinois to import and distribute beer to licensed retailers. ABDI Members directly employ more than 3,300 people across the state. They collect and pay $63 million each year in excise taxes to the state and pay more than $280 million in direct wages and health care benefits. Additional information is available at www.abdi.org.