Beam Exec Named Chair of KDA

Published: 01/17/2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Jeff Conder of Beam Inc. recently was named chairman of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

Conder, who is vice president of Americas Operations at Beam in Clermont, Ky., will serve through December. The KDA board of directors selected officers during its recent annual meeting in Clermont.

“Our signature industry is enjoying an unprecedented period of growth and success,” Conder said. “But we also face significant challenges in high taxes, unfair trade barriers and other obstacles that put bourbon at a competitive disadvantage in the global marketplace.