LANSING – The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association today announced that Brett Visner, a policy expert on regulatory and licensing issues at the Michigan House Republican Policy Office, will be its director of public affairs.
“The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association looks forward to welcoming a top notch policy expert like Brett who really understands Michigan’s Liquor Control Act so we can continue advocating for responsible regulations that balance economic growth with public health and safety,” said MB&WWA President-elect Spencer Nevins. “Brett understands the important role Michigan’s family owned distributors continue to play in fostering growth of the alcohol beverage industry in Michigan.
” Visner begins his tenure on Monday, May 18. Visner was most recently a policy advisor in the House Republican Policy Office, staffing the Regulatory Reform, Energy Policy and Communications and Technology committees. He was previously the legislative director for Speaker Pro Tem John Walsh and political director for the Oakland County Republican Party.
“I’m excited to begin working for the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association and helping its outstanding member businesses share their stories of how they’re creating jobs and growing Michigan’s beer and wine sectors,” Visner said. “As public affairs director, I’m eager to begin educating policymakers and the public about the great work that distributors do in their communities and the future-oriented investments they make to move Michigan forward.
” His duties as public affairs director include liaison with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and assisting in advocacy efforts in the state legislature and other agencies of state government. Visner will also play a prominent role in the MB&WWA’s public relations activities and public outreach programs.