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VOL. 125 | NO. 82 | Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Chuck Skypeck speaks about the brewing process at Ghost River Brewery during a tour there.
Photo: Lance Murphey

Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.

Hometown: Prairie Village, Kan.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in geography, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Family: Wife, Gretchen; daughter, Jessica, 29; two sons, Walter, 13, and Parker, 11; and granddaughter, Isabel, 2.

Favorite quote: “This one is on me.” I consider it a great

compliment when one of my customers actually buys me one of my own beers.

Last Book Read: I recently finished “Brewing with Wheat” by Stan Hieronymus. … I am also reading “Tasting Beers” by Randy Mosher. Anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of beer needs to read anything they can get their hands on that Randy has written.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who taught me how to enjoy beer and drink responsibly.

How long have you been brewing beer? I began getting interested in craft beer in the mid-1980s and decided I wanted to open a craft brewery. I began homebrewing in 1985 as one way to learn more about beer and brewing. I began brewing professionally in 1992 when we opened Boscos Pizza Kitchen and Brewery in Germantown, Tennessee’s first on-premise brewery.

The Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management has named its 2010 board of directors. They are Rick Pride, past president; Dick Vandenberg, president; Rick San Roman, vice president; John Lewis, treasurer; John Oglesby, membership; Christi Daigre, marketing; Susan Caldwell, members; Jana Markowitz, program chair; Steve Schaefgen, strategy series; and Dennis Norton, community outreach.

Kim Bailey has been promoted to art director at Kelley & Associates Advertising. Bailey has been with the company since 2007. Natalia Cardona has joined the company as graphic designer and illustrator. Cardona most recently worked as part of the graphic design team for The Walt Disney World Co.

Kristee Bell has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of Powerlines Community Network, a new initiative at Agape. Bell previously was the director of MemphisConnect at The Leadership Academy and also has worked as deputy district director for U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, and as assistant director of development for the University of Memphis.

Lewis W. Perkins has been admitted as a member at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. Also, Andy Ballard, a student at the University of Memphis, has been selected to participate in the firm’s internship program.

Brad Swiggart has been promoted to director of pharmacy services for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Swiggart has worked for Methodist since 2000. Previously, he was a pharmacy manager at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

David Darby has joined Vanick Group, a full-service information technology services provider, as senior developer. His responsibilities include application design, product development and sales.

Terry Davis has joined The Leadership Academy as vice president. He returned to Memphis in 2008 after 20 years in Chicago. He previously was chief operating officer of the Girl Scouts, and an academy master.

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