Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, National Beer Wholesalers Association
Rebecca Spicer serves as the Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). As the chief communications officer, she manages the communications strategy for the trade association, which represents 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors nationwide. She manages internal, membership and external communications and also develops and executes key public relations strategies related to the association’s advocacy priorities.
American Society of Association Executives recognized Spicer with its Rising Star Award, and PR Week magazine listed her among the “Top 40 Under 40” public relations professionals in the country.
Prior to joining NBWA in 2007, Spicer served at the White House as associate director of communications, producing televised events for President George W. Bush. She joined the White House after 12 years in television news. She produced the 6 p.m. newscast at WJLA in Washington, D.C., which received the Outstanding Newscast Award from the Associated Press and received an Emmy Award nomination for coverage on September 11, 2001.
Spicer also worked at television stations in Houston, TX; New Haven, CT; and Birmingham, AL; as well as CNN in Atlanta. She began her career as a high school intern helping with “Snow Bird” school cancellations at WSMV in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Spicer holds degrees from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
She serves on the Board of the National Council for Adoption and on the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army National Capital Region. Her alma mater Sewanee honored her with the Young Alumni Award, recognizing her for serving in several volunteer positions including as alumni representative on the Board of Trustees. She also has served on the National Advisory Council of the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee.