American Beverage Association Names Katherine Lugar President & CEO

Posted On: 9/13/2018

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Katherine Lugar, president and chief executive of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, will join the American Beverage Association as its new president and chief executive later this year.
Lugar will succeed Susan K. Neely, who successfully led ABA for 13 years. Neely was named president and chief of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) in May 2018.
“Building on Susan Neely's outstanding leadership and results over the past 13 years, I look forward to leading the ABA team as we continue to be an important part of the solution when it comes to consumer choice and public health," Lugar said.
Lugar previously served as the Retail Industry Leaders Association's executive vice-president of public affairs. Prior to that, Lugar led government relations for Travelers Insurance, served as vice-president of legislative and political affairs at the National Retail Federation and worked on Capitol Hill.