The Beer Institute is a long-time member of TEAM Coalition. The President of the Beer Institute, Jim McGreevy, serves as the Chairman of the Membership and Finance committee for TEAM Coalition. The Board of Directors of TEAM Coalition includes four officers, three committee chairs and a director at large. The eight-member board meets twice a year in person in addition to monthly conference calls to help guide the organization. In FY 2016, TEAM Coalition welcomed two new member organizations – Constellation Brands and Americrown. That brings the total new members under Jim’s management of the committee to four. HEINEKEN USA and Legends joined the Coalition in February of 2015.
As the Chair of the TEAM Coalition membership committee, Beer Institute is credited with growing the coalition to its current size of twenty-four member organizations while also keeping all the coalition members up to date with the ever-changing landscape of beer policy and legislation. This is critical to ensure that the tens of thousands of employees who become TEAM certified every year in alcohol management receive the most accurate, up-to-date information.
The Beer Institute represents the $252.6 billion beer industry – an industry that includes over 3,300 brewers and 1.75 million American jobs. The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers an industry suppliers. Our organization, founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association and reorganized as the Beer Institute in 1986, represents the beer industry before Congress, state legislatures and public forums across the country. They are committed to developing sound public policy, focusing on community involvement and personal responsibility.
TEAM Coalition supported the Beer Institute at a recent annual meeting. Golfers autographed the responsibility sign and smiled for souvenir photos, experiencing a typical TEAM fan engagement.
As the recognized and authoritative source of information on aspects of the industry, the Beer Institute focuses on these principles through its representation, information and service. The Beer Institute assures a role for industry members in formulating public policy goals and works to implement our goals by providing representation before federal and state governmental bodies.
Today, the more than 3,300 breweries in the U.S. are responsible for billions of dollars that flow each year through channels of American trade and commerce. From agricultural products, can manufacturing, bottling, food processing, food stores and general retail, to wholesaling, construction and real estate, brewers, along with their wholesale and retail partners, directly or indirectly employ 1.75 million Americans who earn nearly $79 billion in wages and benefits.