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CEO Travis ​​Hill Named NCSLA Northern Region Chair

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) recently named Virginia ABC's Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill as chairman of the Northern region for fiscal year 2020. This isn't Hill's first appearance on the NCSLA Executive Committee, having served as vice chair of the Northern region in 2017. As Northern region chairman, Hill will govern the activities of the region and coordinate with state members in order to solve problems common to the region. Also, he will support the host for the Northern/Southern regional conference with development of a business program and approve a final budget for the conference.
The NCSLA is a national non-profit that is composed of state regulators of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, law firms, associations and other related organizations in the alcoholic beverages sector.

Virginia ABC Authority Deputy Secretary Chris Curtis with Center for Alcohol Policy award

Virginia ABC Executive Receives Alcohol Regulation Leadership Award

Virginia ABC Deputy Secretary to the Board Chris Curtis was awarded with the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award during the 11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The national award recognizes the work of regulators who oversee the alcohol industry and promote public safety. Chris Curtis’ career with Virginia ABC spans more than four decades, during which he has served the Bureau of Law Enforcement and executive leadership team.
Town Center at Virginia Beach Virginia ABC Grand Opening

Virginia ABC Opens New Store in Virginia Beach

The first new Virginia ABC store of 2019 opened its doors recently in the Town Center of Virginia Beach, joining a number of other retailers in the new centrally-located shopping center. The store is the newest in Virginia ABC’s 375-store network.

Virginia ABC has opened more than 80 stores in the last 10 years and has plans to open additional stores based on market research, customer demand and available locations. Read more about the store closest to you.

Virginia ABC is governed by a part-time board consisting of a chairperson and four commisioners.

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job Stability

As a revenue-generating agency of the Commonwealth, we do not rely on state funding. During budget difficulties or economic downturns, Virginia ABC is less susceptible to furloughs or layoffs.