ALEXANDRIA, VA (MAY 24, 2017)—Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC), was voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2017, when current chair-elect Andrew J. Deloney, administrative commissioner to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC), becomes the chairman. Mr. Painter has served as chairman or vice chairman of nearly all of NABCA’s committees.

He was appointed as a commissioner of the Virginia ABC by Governor Terry McAuliffe in January, 2014, and was designated as chairman in April, 2014. Mr. Painter has more than twenty years of senior executive leadership experience in the public and private sector, including prior service at the Virginia ABC as legislative and regulatory coordinator and chief administrative officer from 2006-2010.

During his prior ABC service, he oversaw the Hearings and Appeals and Public Affairs Divisions of the Department. His additional service includes executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and owner of Property Partners, a property management business operating and investing in vacation rental properties. 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.

“Jeff’s career history and his active participation and dedicated service on the NABCA board will allow the association to continue the forward momentum in serving its members and providing them with the mentoring for success in the scope of their role in the beverage alcohol arena,” said Jim Sgueo, NABCA president and CEO. “We look forward to his leadership on the NABCA board.”

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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. For more information about the NABCA, visit


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