Brewing Up a Revolution — Build a Team to Lead an Industry


In the highly competitive beer industry, pioneer Rhonda Kallman stands alone. At the young age of 24, Kallman cofounded the Boston Beer Company (BBC)—brewer of Samuel Adams—which quickly became most successful craft brewery in the world. But Kallman did more than just establish and build this world renowned company.
Along the way, she single-handedly paved the way for women in the historically male dominated beer industry. Recognized in 1990 by the Institute for Brewing Studies as the “Pioneering Woman in the Beer Industry,” Kallman has broken down countless barriers and established a whole new set of opportunities for women in business. Being at the forefront of the craft beer movement for three decades, eventually let Kallman to the distilled spirits industry—after all, the process for making great whiskey begins with making great beer.
As the Founding Partner and Executive Vice President of BBC for 15 years, Kallman knows how to build a successful organization—one that is the most successful craft beer company in the world that now has a $3 billion market cap. One of Draft Magazine’s "Top 10 Innovators" in the beer industry, Kallman helped build Boston Beer’s innovative infrastructure and create the most admired and best-trained sales force in the industry.
In this keynote presentation, she’ll share her insights on how to build a winning team to propel your company to success. 


Rhonda Kallman

Co-Founder of The Boston Beer Co. & Founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery