OKLAHOMA CITY – The Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) has appointed Tabbi Burwell as Executive Director, effective August 1, 2020. The association is one of 49 others nationwide supporting their state craft breweries through through fundraising, advocacy and governance, events and craft beer promotion. .
Prior to joining CBAO, Burwell spent the past six and a half years at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she was Senior Director of Destination Communications. While at the Bureau, Burwell worked with media around the world, earning headlines in major print and online publications. Burwell also held other public relations roles across Oklahoma City during his 15-year career.
“Tabbi’s background in marketing and tourism appealed to our board when looking for our association’s next CEO,” said board chairman Patrick Lively. “Updating Oklahoma’s laws has been our organization’s top priority for the past three years and now we are moving to improving local craft beer for the benefit of our members. We are looking to add more events for our brewers, generate more exposure for Oklahoma’s craft beer industry, and work more closely with our members. His experience in event management and tourism also allows us to achieve these objectives.