Speaker to brew ZIPD keynote speech

For Immediate Release: Oct. 28, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— The 2016 Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference will feature Rhonda Kallman, co-founder of the Boston Beer Co. and founder and CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery, as the keynote speaker. The speech on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, is open to the public.

In her presentation, “Brewing Up Success,” Kallman will share how she assembled a sales force, built her empire and opened the door for women in the beer industry. At age 24, Kallman and business partner Jim Koch cofounded the Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams. Together, they created one of the most successful craft beer companies in the United States. Kallman was honored in 1990 with a Recognition Award as a “Pioneering Woman in the Beer Industry” by the Institute for Brewing Studies.

Later, Kallman created her own business, Boston Harbor Distillery, to focus on whiskey production. Through the Boston Harbor Distillery, she paved the way for artisans to make world-class spirits, while showcasing the art of distillation and promotion education in Boston’s beverage community.

The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development, an educational initiative through the College of Business, hosts events and workshops designed to enrich business students’ professional and career development.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.