Janel Jackson-Beckham, a communication studies professor at Randolph, has been named the first-ever diversity ambassador for the national Brewers Association.
In the new role, Jackson-Beckham will travel around the country to state guild and other craft brewing community events to speak on best practices for diversifying both customer bases and staff and to listen to current challenges in those areas. She will work closely with the association’s recently established Diversity Committee, led by Julie Verratti of Denizens Brewing Co. and comprised of a cross section of industry members of varied backgrounds and geographical regions.
Jackson-Beckham will make her first appearance as diversity ambassador at the the upcoming Craft Brewer’s Conference in Nashville, Tenn., where she will present, “A Brewery for All—Tactics for Being Inclusive and Building Diversity.” Organized by the Brewers Association, the annual event is the largest gathering of craft brewers in the nation with 13,000 attendees.
Read more about Jackson-Beckham’s new appointment here.