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Beer Institute Announces Stacy Skelly as Vice President of Strategic Communications


WASHINGTON — Today, the Beer Institute, the oldest national trade organization representing the beer industry, named Stacy Skelly as vice president of strategic communications. Skelly previously served as senior vice president at The Reis Group and brings with her more than twenty years of experience in public affairs.

Joining the Beer Institute is an exciting opportunity to champion the economic and cultural impact the beer industry has on America,” said Stacy Skelly. “I’m thrilled to bring my extensive strategic communications and public affairs background to the organization and look forward to supporting America’s brewers, beer importers, and industry suppliers.

The Beer Institute is delighted to welcome Stacy to Team Beer, and we know her wealth of experience in communications will elevate our ability to tell the story of our vibrant industry and the nearly 2.4 million Americans who work in beer,” said Brian Crawford, president and CEO of the Beer Institute. “Stacy’s impressive background in public affairs, from mounting national public relations campaigns to countless interactions with media, will be a boon to the association, our members and the wellbeing of America’s favorite alcohol beverage.

Skelly’s career spans policy and communications in the non-profit and corporate sectors. As the former strategic counsel for executives and business leaders at Pearson, the world’s largest education company, she oversaw corporate affairs for two major business units, corporate philanthropy projects, marketing communications and executive profile building. Skelly also spent four years at the Association of American Publishers, where she supported the public affairs needs and policy goals of the publishing industry.

Skelly graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Based in Washington, D.C., Skelly spends her free time cheering on her two sons at numerous sporting events, watching college basketball and cycling.