Virginia ABC Chief Operating Officer Travis G. Hill was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Inc. (NCSLA) at its annual business meeting in Denver, Colorado on June 13, 2017. Hill will serve for one year as vice chairman of the NCSLA Northern region.
NCSLA is a national, non-profit corporation composed of state regulators as active members and associate members consisting of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, lawyers, association representatives and others from service-related organizations in the alcoholic beverages sector. The primary focus of NCSLA is education on historical and current issues related to the regulation of alcoholic beverages.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 367 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees nearly 18,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now marking its 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.