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ABC Chairman Assumes National Leadership Role

July 11, 2012

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ABC Chairman Assumes National Leadership Role

  • J. Neal Insley named NABCA chairman.
  • He will retain his full-time ABC chairman role.

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Chairman J. Neal Insley recently assumed the role of chairman for the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, Inc. (NABCA). Insley, who has been a member of the NABCA Board of Directors since 2010, will serve in his new position through May 2014.

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, NABCA is the national association representing 18 control state systems -- those jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. The association serves its members as an information clearinghouse and as liaison to federal, state and local governments, research and advocacy groups, and other organizations impacting alcohol policy.

In addition to his new appointment with NABCA, Insley will remain in his full-time role as chairman of Virginia ABC where he has served since 2010. The agency sets the standard as one of the most modern, efficient and profitable state-operated liquor systems in the nation.

With gross sales of nearly $734 million in fiscal year 2012, Virginia ABC marked its 14th consecutive record-breaking year for sales and profit transfers. During that period, the agency sent more than $347 million in total contributions to Virginia’s General Fund, and has contributed more than $1.5 billion to the General Fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC operates 337 retail stores and enforces the laws of the commonwealth through its enforcement division of 111 sworn agents.

  • ABC Chairman Assumes National Leadership Role