Kachina Weaver, the deputy legislative director to Governor Jared Polis, will be the next executive director of the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, the commercial group of independent retail liquor stores in the state.
She will succeed Jeanne McEvoy, who is retiring at the end of the year after 14 years at the head of the professional association.
“I am extremely pleased that the Board of Directors has chosen Kachina Weaver, a talented, respected and highly skilled executive, to serve the needs of independent liquor store owners in the future,” McEvoy said in a statement Tuesday. evening. “My tenure with CLBA has been extremely rewarding, and I have no doubts that the organization will thrive under Ms. Weaver’s leadership.
Weaver brings more than two decades of public policy work to his work, including work on legislation and regulations, and maintains “strong relationships” with Republicans and Democrats, the CLBA said in a statement.
Previously, she was a senior policy consultant for Aponte & Busam, as well as strategic policy manager for the Colorado Department of Advanced Education and policy advisor to former House Speaker Mark Ferrandino.
“Although Jeanne is irreplaceable in many ways, and will be sadly missed both personally and professionally, we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Kachina Weaver and are confident that CLBA is in good hands. for the coming years. Said the chairman of the board, Omar Malik. “We look forward to CLBA continuing to be the primary voice for Colorado independent and family owned liquor stores and responsible alcohol regulation.
“Jeanne is a very big shoe to fill, and she’s been a tremendous advocate for the small, mostly family-owned businesses involved in CLBA that are such an important part of Colorado’s economy. “