California’s Family-Owned Beer Distributors Announces Executive Director and Board of Directors
March 23, 2021 – Sacramento, Calif. – California Family Beer Distributors (CFBD) is proud to announce Kevin Luckey as its executive director. Luckey is responsible for heading the member-led organization to protect the longevity of their companies, product choice for consumers and retailers, and supporting the communities where they live and operate.
“When selecting our impassioned advocate, we knew we needed someone who understands the value of family-owned distributors to California and that’s Kevin. His commitment to Markstein Beverage Company of Sacramento amplifies his belief in family-owned, local businesses and he understands how we need to communicate our perspective to California legislators,” said Ryan Donaghy, President of Donaghy Sales and CFBD board chair.
A leader and veteran in the industry, Luckey is positioned well in this leadership role. Prior to joining CFBD, he was the director of government affairs for Markstein Beverage Company of Sacramento. Before joining Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento, he was Vice President of Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos, CA. Luckey has also has served for a variety of local and national organizations including the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the California Beer and Beverage Distributors.
CFBD is the first association to advocate specifically for California family-owned businesses in the beer distributor industry. Hitting the ground running, Luckey has assembled a board of powerhouses in the family-owned beer distribution business to provide governance and strategic vision.
Board of Directors include:
- Ryan Donaghy, Chair; Donaghy Sales
- Mike Lazzerini, Vice Chair; Advance Beverage Co.
- Chris Dunn, Treasurer; Delta Pacific Beverage Co.
- Jeff Jordano, Secretary; Pacific Beverage Company
- Hayden Markstein, PAC Chair; Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento
- Peter Heimark, Director At-Large; Heimark Distributing, LLC;
- Mickey Head, Director At-Large; Eagle Distributing Co.
- Stacee Beauchamp, Director At-Large; Beauchamp Distributing Co.
- Matt Matagrano, Director At-Large; Matagrano Inc.
Since the association was formed late last year, membership has grown across the state and today includes the following 22 members:
Advance Beverage Company; Bakersfield
Alford Distributing; Imperial
Beauchamp Distributing Company; Compton
Blach Distributing Company
Bottomley Distributing Company, Inc; Milpitas
Bueno Beverage Company; Visalia
Catalina Beverage Co.; Gardena
Classic Beverage of Southern California; City of Industry
Couch Distributing Co, Inc.; Watsonville
Delta Pacific; Manteca
Donaghy Sales; Fresno
Eagle Distributing Co; Los Angeles
Gillespie Distributing Company; Bishop
Guardian Distributors of Los Angeles; Commerce
Heimark Distributing; Indio
Markstein Beverage Co. of Sacramento
Markstein Sales Company; Antioch
Matagrano Inc.; South San Francisco
Mt. Shasta Bottling & Distributing Co., Inc.,Mt. Shasta
Pacific Beverage Company; Oxnard
Straub Distributing Co.; Anaheim
Superior Products; Willows
Mike Lazzerini, President, Advance Beverage Company and a founding member of CFBD noted that, “our members now know they have fellow family business advocates standing beside them as they work to ensure Sacramento knows the value we bring to the state through local job creation and support for our communities.”
California Family Beer Distributors is a 501c6 with members from across the State. Members of the organization are California-based, family-owned and independent beer distributors. For more information, please visit our website.