The Brewers of Indiana Guild has hired Kaitlyn Hendricks as its new executive director. The guild says Hendricks brings more than a decade of experience in the craft brewing industry from quality control to public relations.
“We are thrilled that long-time board member and brewing industry veteran, Kaitlyn Hendricks is the new Executive Director,” said Board President Nathan Huelsebusch. “Kaitlyn brings years of experience to this position, having served in multiple leadership roles at 3 Floyds Brewing. This experience, combined with her intimate knowledge of the guild’s mission, made her an ideal choice to lead the guild as the brewing industry ventures into a new chapter post-pandemic.”
The guild says Hendricks’ collaborative efforts among breweries and devotion to the industry earned her a spot on the 20 Under 40 list by Times Media Group and the South Shore CVA’s Outstanding Individual Contribution Award for excellence in the hospitality industry.
“I am extremely humbled, honored, and excited to be taking on this new role,” said Hendricks. “I am passionate about everything the guild stands for. I will continue to help our Indiana craft beer community thrive by innovating and staying true to the guild’s vital mission. One of my favorite things about beer is how it brings people together. I am excited to have this opportunity to reignite the Brewers of Indiana Guild and the heart, community, and craft that we love most about this industry.”
The guild, which was established in 2000, is a nonprofit trade association that advocates on behalf of craft breweries and brewpubs in Indiana.