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A five-member, part-time board, appointed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin or former Gov. Ralph Northam, provides leadership for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.

Virginia ABC Board of Directors

Tim Hugo

Tim Hugo

Tim Hugo

Tim Hugo is the chairman of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Board. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2003 to 2020 where he was elected majority caucus chairman. Currently, he is executive director of the Free File Alliance, which is a public-private partnership providing free federal tax returns to low- and moderate-income Americans, and the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA). Hugo worked in Congress for the House Administration, Public Works and Transportation committees and was chief of staff to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chair. At the Pentagon, he was a special assistant as liaison to the House and Senate Intelligence committees. At the age of 28, he quit his job on Capitol Hill and enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve. Hugo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary. Later, he received a Kodak Fellowship, Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

 

Mark Stepanian

Mark Stepanian

Mark Stepanian

L. Mark Stepanian is the vice chairman of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Board. He is the former chief executive officer of Loveland Distributing Company, where he worked until 2018 when the company owned by his family since 1958 was sold. Stepanian earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1993 and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996. He is a co-founder of the Richmond Highland Games and serves on the board of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center. Stepanian is also a former board member and past chairman of the Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association and former trustee for Collegiate School and advisory board member of the Massey Cancer Center.

 

Bille Euille

Bill Euille

Bill Euille

William “Bill” Euille is the chief executive officer of The Euille Group, LLC, in Alexandria, a business development consulting firm. He served as mayor of Alexandria from 2003-2016 after first being elected to the city council in 1994. He began his career as an accountant with an Alexandria construction company, advancing to vice president/controller. In 1987, he formed WM. D. Euille & Associates, a construction services firm. Euille earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. His numerous community affairs roles include the William D. Euille Foundation; and serving on the boards of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

 

Gregory Holland

Gregory Holland

Gregory F. Holland

Greg Holland has been a litigator in Virginia for nearly 40 years, specializing in personal injury and insurance law. He is a member and past president of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond. He served on the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Virginia State Bar year for three years, the last year as co-chair. Holland has been chosen a Virginia Super Lawyer for more than ten years. Since 2013, he has been selected each year for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in four categories. Holland graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his law degree at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.

 

Lisa Jennings 

Lisa Jennings

Lisa Jennings

Lisa N. Jennings is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the financial services industry. She is known for building and executing successful corporate vision and growth strategies. Recently retired from PenFed Credit Union, the world’s second largest federal credit union with assets of over $35 billion, she was most recently the first senior executive vice president. She has wide-ranging industry and financial expertise, having led all aspects of the firm’s operations as the executive vice president and chief operating officer and, previously, the firm’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief audit executive. Her specific expertise includes board and corporate governance and strategy, financial management, risk management, operations, mergers and acquisitions, pensions, and compensation and benefits. She has served on both non-profit and for-profit boards and is an active community volunteer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University and was a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia throughout her career.

Executive Team

 Dale Farino

Dale Farino

Chief Executive Officer

Dale Farino serves as the chief executive officer. In 1993, he joined Associated Distributors, LLC dba Breakthru Beverage Virginia and held numerous senior leaderships roles in operations, finance and sales, culminating in his retirement from the company in 2023. His roles included VP of operations/administration, chief financial officer, EVP general manager, chief operating officer and EVP/president. Throughout his career, he oversaw overall sales performance, profitability and operations for the company. Farino also served as president of the Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association from 2019-2023. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an Artillery Officer from 1981-1990. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Richmond.

 

 Tom Kirby

Thomas Kirby

Chief Operations Officer

Thomas Kirby serves as the chief operations officer, where he provides leadership for Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement. In addition, he oversees retail, communications, the distribution center and community health and engagement. Chief Kirby served as Virginia ABC’s interim CEO for six months from November 2023 through April 2024. He has a 30-year career in law enforcement. He began his career as a local police officer in Newport News and Hampton where he worked for nine years before joining Virginia ABC in 2001 as a special agent in the bureau’s Hampton and Richmond regional offices. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge for the Richmond region in 2009 and to special agent in charge of a newly created Fredericksburg region in 2012. Chief Kirby also served as the special agent in charge of the Hampton region. In 2014, he was promoted to regional agent in charge, leading four regional offices and the bureau’s special operations unit. Two years later he was appointed to the position of deputy chief of field operations, and in 2018 he was named chief. His academic accomplishments include associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminology from St. Leo University and a master’s degree in public safety from the University of Virginia. Chief Kirby is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the University of Richmond's Professional Executive Leadership program. In 2019, he was elected to the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s board of directors where he served in numerous roles including president from 2022-2023. He is an ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

 

Travis Hill

David Alfano

Chief Financial Officer

David Alfano serves as the authority’s chief financial officer, providing oversight for the authority’s financial management services, procurement, information technology and project management. Prior to joining ABC in 2022, Alfano served 18 years with the Federal Reserve System’s National Information Technology Division, working as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer; Vice President, Treasury Service; and Vice President and Controller. Alfano also oversaw a technical team that provided IT infrastructure services for United States Treasury business applications supporting online purchasing, collections, payments, accounting and reporting services. In addition to his prior responsibility over financial management and procurement functions, Alfano was a member of the Federal Reserve National IT Executive Team that partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank HR team in defining HR strategies and processes. Prior to his work at the Federal Reserve, Alfano spent more than 11 years at Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions Group as controller and assistant controller. He started his career in public accounting as an external auditor, prior to serving as an assistant controller for a commercial real estate developer. Alfano graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

John Daniel

John Daniel

Government Affairs Officer and General Counsel

John Danielis Virginia ABC’s government affairs officer and general counsel. In this role, Daniel collaborates with and serves as an advisor to Virginia ABC’s CEO and executive team members through the analysis and interpretation of laws and government policies, considering their potential impact to the authority. Daniel manages the authority’s hearings division, the office of legal counsel, the legislative and fiscal policy officer, and real estate. Daniel acts as a liaison between the Virginia General Assembly and the authority. Prior to joining ABC in 2018, Daniel served as a deputy attorney general for Virginia. He began his career with the Division of Legislative Services and the Office of the Attorney General and has also served as Virginia’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade. Most notably, in 1986, Daniel was appointed by then-Gov. Gerald Baliles as the commonwealth’s first secretary of natural resources. Daniel has also held positions in the private sector, working for several law firms including McGuireWoods, Williams Mullen and Mays, Valentine (now Troutman Sanders). Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond.

 

john singleton 

John Singleton

Chief Human Resources Officer

John Singleton serves as chief human resources officer, where he provides leadership and oversight for human resources, diversity and safety. He joined ABC’s human resources division in 2017 and was named interim director of the division in March 2020 and served as director from November of that year until June 2024. Prior to his state service, Singleton worked in the private sector and served as a material handling specialist for eight years in the United States Army Reserve. Singleton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from University of North Carolina-Wilmington and a Master of Arts degree in human resource management and development from Webster University. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources.

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