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MB&WWA Applauds Gov. Whitmer’s Appointments to Michigan Liquor Control Commission

Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

Pat Gagliardi and Geralyn Lasher strong advocates of promoting choice and competition, supporting Michigan’s alcohol regulations

LANSING – The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association (MB&WWA) today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for appointing to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission two strong advocates for Michigan’s alcohol regulations and safeguards, which promote choice and competition.

Gov. Whitmer named Pat Gagliardi chair of the Liquor Control Commission and Geralyn Lasher an administrative commissioner. Gagliardi will take the helm on Aug. 26 and Lasher will join the commission on Sep. 9.

“Pat Gagliardi and Geralyn Lasher are outstanding choices to serve on Michigan’s Liquor Control Commission and will be strong advocates for Michigan’s alcohol regulations and safeguards, which create a level playing field and fosters choice and competition,” said Spencer Nevins, president of the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. “We look forward to working with Pat and Geralyn and the entire Commission to further strengthen Michigan’s beer and wine industries and build on the Michigan success story that has made us the Great Beer State.”

Michigan is a Top 5 beer producing state and Top 10 wine producing state in the country, thanks to a three-tier system that helps breweries and wineries big and small compete, grow and thrive on a level playing field. In total, Michigan’s beer and wine industries have a more than $10 billion impact on the state’s economy.

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