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Craft Brew Alliance Inc (BREW.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Lord

69 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Thomas

50 2014 Chief Executive Officer

J. Scott Mennen

53 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Kenneth Kunze

59 2014 Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President

Derek Hahm

48 2016 Vice President - Sales and Brewpubs

Nickolas Mills

41 2017 Director

Joao Vieira

2018 Director

Timothy Boyle

68 2008 Independent Director

Marc Cramer

60 2010 Independent Director

Paul Davis

61 2016 Independent Director

Kevin Kelly

68 2008 Independent Director

Jacqueline Woodward

56 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Lord

Mr. David R. Lord is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Lord retired from the position of President of Pioneer Newspapers, Inc., a position he had held for 18 years. He served as Vice Chairman of Pioneer Newspapers from 2009 until December 2012 when he became a director. Pioneer Newspapers owns eight daily newspapers and nine weekly, semi-weekly and monthly publications in the western United States. Prior to joining Pioneer Newspapers, Mr. Lord practiced law, both in private practice and as a criminal deputy prosecuting attorney. Mr. Lord is past president and chairman of the PAGE Cooperative, a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative buying association in the newspaper industry. He is also a past president and chairman of the Inland Press Association and is currently a member of the board of directors of Wick Communications. His Individual Experience includes, Mr. Lord has a broad operating and strategic planning background, with knowledge of the issues facing small to mid-sized companies spread over a large geographic area. He also possesses sound legal judgment and knowledge and provides strong counsel in contract negotiations, employment practices and human resources issues.

Andrew Thomas

Mr. Andrew J. Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Thomas served as President of Commercial Operations beginning June 1, 2011. Previously, Mr. Thomas served as an independent marketing and strategy consultant and senior adviser to The Monitor Group, a strategy consulting firm, beginning in April 2009. Mr. Thomas was an independent consultant from October 2007 to April 2009. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Heineken USA, an importer of upscale beers, from 2005 to 2007, and was employed by Heineken International from January 1995 to October 2007 in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and authority.

J. Scott Mennen

Mr. J. Scott Mennen is the Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Mennen served as our Vice President of Operations beginning May 9, 2013. Mr. Mennen served as Vice President of Operations for Pabst Brewing Company, a beer manufacturer, from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, he was Global Director of Brewing and Quality for A-B, where he was responsible for brewing and quality operations worldwide, from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Mennen served as General Manager of Newark Brewery from 2008 to 2009, and was its Resident Brewmaster from 2001 to 2008. He has 25 years of extensive experience in all facets of brewery and operations management.

Kenneth Kunze

Mr. Kenneth C. Kunze is the Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Kunze served as Chief Marketing Officer for Heineken USA from 1997 to 2008, Principal Consultant for Brand Value Advisors, a brand strategy company, during 2009, and Chief Marketing Officer for Sabra Dipping Co., a Middle-Eastern style food products company, from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Kunze is responsible for the marketing and management of our dynamic portfolio of brands, including Kona Brewing Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing, Redhook Brewing, Omission and Square Mile Cider Company, as well as new brand development. Additionally, he oversaw our Pubs division, which includes five distinctive restaurant and retail locations in cities across the U.S., through the end of 2015. Mr. Kunze is a seasoned marketing executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods, beer and beverage industries.

Derek Hahm

Mr. Derek Y. Hahm is the Vice President - Sales and Brewpubs of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Hahm brings more than two decades of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, serving in key sales and operations management roles, including serving as our Chief of Staff from 2013-2016. Prior to 2013, he held several sales leadership positions, including Vice President, National Sales Operations.

Nickolas Mills

Mr. Nickolas A. Mills is the Director of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Mills has served as Vice President of Supply for The High End at A-B, a global beer company, since 2001. Mr. Mills held the roles of Senior Brewmaster and Senior General Manager at A-B’s Baldwinsville Brewery from 2010 to 2016, where he supervised the production of a wide variety of beer styles, including Goose Island and Blue Point beers, flavored malt beverages, and ciders. Previously, he served in various brewing positions with A-B in St. Louis, Missouri, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Jacksonville, Florida. His Individual Experience includes, Mr. Mills brings an intimate knowledge of the craft beer industry, including the brewing process and supply chain. Mr. Mills has been designated by A-B to serve on our Board.

Joao Vieira

Mr. Joao Paulo Falcao Vieira is the Director of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Vieira currently serves as a Vice President for the North America Zone of ABC. Prior to joining ABC in 2017, Mr. Falcão Vieira held various roles in Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales and The High End division of AmBev Brazil a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Timothy Boyle

Mr. Timothy P. Boyle is an Independent Director of Craft Brew Alliance Incorporated. Mr. Boyle served as a director of WBBC from May 1999 until July 1, 2008. Since 1989, Mr. Boyle has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Sportswear Company, an active outdoor apparel and footwear company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and listed on Nasdaq. He began working with Columbia Sportswear Company in 1970. Mr. Boyle serves as a director on the boards of Columbia Sportswear Company and Northwest Natural Gas Company, and director emeritus on the board of The Freshwater Trust. He is a member of the Public Affairs and Environmental Policy Committee of Northwest Natural Gas Company. Mr. Boyle is a trustee of Reed College and a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the University of Oregon Foundation. Mr. Boyle has a breadth of experience as a public company director and an entrepreneurial background in leading and growing a small business into one of the largest outerwear companies in the world, including leading that company through an initial public offering. Mr. Boyle possesses expertise in designing strategic initiatives and brand development, maintaining organizational culture during periods of significant growth, and developing and managing sound operating systems.

Marc Cramer

Mr. Marc J. Cramer is an Independent Director of Craft Brew Alliance Incorporated. Mr. Cramer has served as the Finance Director of the Bill Healy Foundation, a private charitable foundation, and Cedar Holdings LLC, a private investment company. Prior to 2007, he was employed by Kettle Foods Holdings Inc., a privately held, all-natural food manufacturer, serving in the roles of Global Financial Director, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer beginning in 2004, and, from 1999 to 2004, as President, North American Operations of Kettle Foods, Inc. Mr. Cramer has been a director of Sequential Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., and Scott Paul Wines since 2008, and Pioneer Newspapers, Inc., since 2013; he previously served on the boards of Kona Brewing Co., Inc. from 2007 to October 2010 and Kettle Foods, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. His Individual Experience includes, trained as a certified public accountant, Mr. Cramer has spent a significant portion of his career creating and executing strategies around global brand building and operational and organizational development. He is an experienced finance professional with expertise regarding the application and integration of financial and operational issues commonly faced by mid-market and smaller entrepreneurial organizations.

Paul Davis

Mr. Paul D. Davis is an Independent Director of Craft Brew Alliance Incorporated. Mr. Davis is returned as Chief Executive Officer of popchips Inc. ("popchips"), an innovative snack company, after previously serving as Chief Executive Officer of popchips from December 2013 through August 2015 and Co-Chairman of the Board since September 2015. He has served on the popchips board of directors since 2013. Prior to joining popchips, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Coinstar, Inc. (now named Outerwall Inc.), a provider of automated retail solutions, from April 2009 to March 2013, and Chief Operating Officer for one year beginning in April 2008. Other positions held by Mr. Davis include Chief Executive Officer of Kettle Foods, Inc., from 2004 to 2007, and President and CEO of Barilla America, Inc., the U.S.-based division of The Barilla Group, from 2002 to 2004. In addition, Mr. Davis served in various executive positions at Starbucks Corporation, including President - North American Operations, from March 1999 until October 2001. Mr. Davis is also a director of Farestart, a non-profit program providing culinary training and job placement services for homeless and disadvantaged persons. He was a director of Luvo, Inc., a privately held frozen food manufacturer, until February 2017, when he resigned due to returning as Chief Executive Officer of popchips. His Individual Experience includes Mr. Davis has more than 30 years of business experience with consumer packaged goods. Mr. Davis has in-depth experience in leading innovative lifestyle brands such as Kettle Foods, Starbucks, popchips and Redbox through transformational changes and high-growth periods. Mr. Davis acquired significant experience in the beer industry through his service on the Kona Brewing Company board from 2007 to 2010, and then on the Kona advisory board following the company's merger into our wholly owned subsidiary in October 2010 until 2013.

Kevin Kelly

Mr. Kevin R. Kelly is an Independent Director of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Mr. Kelly sold First Call Heating and Cooling, an oil sales and heating/cooling contractor, where he had been Chief Executive Officer and owner since 1994. Prior to that, he was President of U.S. Bancorp, and held various roles with U.S. Bancorp and its subsidiaries from 1977, including Chief Executive Officer and President of U.S. Bank of Oregon. Mr. Kelly serves on the Providence Health System Investment Committee. He earned a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Oregon. His Individual Experience includes, Mr. Kelly’s lengthy banking career and lending expertise has provided him with an in-depth understanding of financial analysis and financial statements. Mr. Kelly possesses substantial background in deal and transactional analysis and organization culture after leading numerous merger and acquisition activities. As a former executive in a major lending institution, he has significant professional and political contacts in Oregon and Washington.

Jacqueline Woodward

Ms. Jacqueline Smith Woodward is an Independent Director of Craft Brew Alliance Inc. Ms. Woodward has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corporation, a leading branded retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts and complementary products, since June 2016. She previously served as Vice President of Marketing Connections for General Mills, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of branded and unbranded consumer foods, from September 2014 through June 2016. From August 2008 through August 2014, Ms. Woodward served as Vice President of Marketing Connections for MillerCoors, LLC, the U.S. business unit of the Molson Coors Brewing Company, one of the world's largest brewing companies. Her Individual Experience includes, Ms. Woodward brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing management for consumer brands, both domestically and globally, including more than eight years in the beer industry. Ms. Woodward was recommended to the Nominating and Governance Committee as a potential candidate for director by our Chief Financial Officer and was selected by the committee from a pool of candidates identified by various senior executives and members of our Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Lord

137,505

Andrew Thomas

1,241,440

J. Scott Mennen

513,660

Kenneth Kunze

512,207

Derek Hahm

510,056

Nickolas Mills

87,004

Joao Vieira

--

Timothy Boyle

99,004

Marc Cramer

103,004

Paul Davis

99,004

Kevin Kelly

106,004

Jacqueline Woodward

28,545
As Of  31 Dec 2017