Cariss Sweigart, Certified Cicerone®|Leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Boston Beer Company | Speaker

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Certified Cicerone®|Leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Boston Beer Company
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After an early post-college career in sports management and coaching, Carissa joined The Boston Beer Company in 2004 and has been a key contributor throughout. She started in sales as a brewery rep in Boulder, Colorado and after holding numerous positions within sales and marketing she became the company’s first Leader of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in fall of 2020. Prior to being chosen to lead Boston Beer Companies DE&I initiatives, she was a co-founder of the company’s D&I Committee and a member of the LGBTQIA co-worker resource group.  In her 16 years within the Alcohol Industry she has won awards nearly every year at Boston Beer Company starting with Rookie of the Year in 2005 and earning The Brewer Patriot Award twice in 2012 and 2016.

She holds a B.A. in Sports Management from Nichols College, D&I for HR Certification from Cornell University.  She is a Certified Cicerone and Certified Cider Professional.