Andy Thomas has served as CEO for Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) since the beginning of 2014. Andy brings more than two decades of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods and the beer and beverage industries to his current role. From 2011 to 2013, he was President of Commercial Operations for CBA, where he helped establish the company’s distinctive portfolio strategy, which combines the power of national lifestyle brands such as Kona Brewing Co. with an expanding stable of dynamic local craft brands.
Prior to joining CBA, Andy served as an independent consultant and senior advisor to The Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm. From 1995 to 2007, he spent 12 years at Heineken, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries across four continents and served as president and CEO of Heineken USA from 2005-2007.
Andy holds an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in Marketing, from Bryant University.