KDA Names Sara Barnes Directory of Industry Responsibility and Sustainability

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has named Sara Barnes as director of industry responsibility and sustainability.

Barnes previously was managing director of the Bourbon Women Association, previously serving as marketing and events coordinator at Boone County Distilling Co. for four years, according to a new release.

“Sara is well-known and widely respected throughout our signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry for her professional, thoughtful and visionary approach,” KDA President Eric Gregory said in the release. “She is driven, determined and passionate about our industry’s standing and success.”

Barnes is a South Carolina native and graduate of the University of South Carolina; an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society; trained in responsibility measures through STAR, TIPS and ServSafe, and a member of the KDA DEI Advisory Panel.

Barnes added, “I am excited about the challenge and the thought-provoking work of the legacy projects with the KDA in sustainability, social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion.  I look forward to leading change and strengthening the industry’s commitment to these goals for the future.”

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