Mr. Painter has served as chairman or vice chairman of nearly all of NABCA’s committees. “Having been a part of the association for many years and understanding its goals and mission, and having served as Chairman of Virginia ABC, Jeff’s experience in the alcohol arena and his leadership will continue the forward momentum set by his predecessors,” said Jim Sgueo, NABCA president and CEO. “I look forward to working with him as the Chairman of the Board.”
Painter was appointed as a commissioner of Virginia ABC by Governor Terry McAuliffe in January, 2014, and was designated as chairman in April, 2014. He has more than 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in the public and private sectors, including prior service at Virginia ABC as legislative and regulatory coordinator and chief administrative officer from 2006–2010.
During his prior service at Virginia ABC, he oversaw the Hearings and Appeals, and the Public Affairs divisions of the agency. His additional service includes executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, owner of Property Partners, a property management business operating and investing in vacation rental properties, and president of Ferncliff LLC, a consulting firm for non-profits and business concerns. Mr. Painter has served in many volunteer leadership capacities, including the Board of Fields United Methodist Church, the Fan District Civic Association Board of Directors, and the Toyota Urban Education Advisory Committee. A native of Page County, Virginia, he graduated from Emory and Henry College.
Painter chose “Advancing Our Future Value” as the Chairman’s theme for the year. “Great partnerships act as a catalyst for each member to grow and succeed. Let each state and industry partner dedicate ourselves to advancing our future value across the board, for an even stronger, more vibrant future,” he said in remarks before the Annual Conference audience.
Assuming the role after the completion of Mr. Painter’s term in May 2019, will be Daniel W. Noble, director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, who was voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors at its January Board Meeting.
About Virginia ABC:
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 365 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now marking its 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Established in 1938, NABCA is the national association representing the Control State Systems - those jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, NABCA’s mission is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and assure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales.
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