ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer received the Rising Star Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) today. The Rising Star Award recognizes a young professional in the association sphere who is truly "one to watch" because of her contributions to the association profession and promise of future leadership. Spicer was honored today at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) In Honor of Women luncheon event in Washington, D.C.
“We at NBWA have known of Rebecca’s leadership and service for several years. It is great to see her recognized by colleagues and the association community as well,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser. “She makes the association industry stronger through her hard work, dedication and promise for the future. She gives back to the community in countless ways, always working to advance her organization’s interest while helping others.”
Before joining NBWA in 2007, Spicer served in the White House as Associate Director of Communications. She also spent 12 years in television news, most recently at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., where she received the Outstanding Newscast Award from the Associated Press; the Outstanding Continuing Coverage Award from the Associated Press for coverage of the 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., region; and an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding News Program for coverage of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
Spicer also worked at KTRK in Houston, Texas; WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut; WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama; and CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her career as a high school intern helping with “Snow Bird” school cancellations at WSMV in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Spicer is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she has served on the Board of Trustees and as reunion chair. Spicer also holds a degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Additionally, she serves on the National Advisory Council for the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee, and on the Salvation Army Advisory Board of the National Capital Region.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @MrBeerGuy on Twitter and visit www.facebook.com/Mr.BeerGuy.