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IBDEA Committees


Chair Sandy Ray

The purpose of this Committee is to assist with communications among the IBDEA’s members as well as the larger beverage dispensing community. The Committee’s responsibility will include contributions to the ongoing publication of the monthly and quarterly newsletters in addition to social media posts. Industry content, interviews with current members, original content articles, announcements, and other items of interest to IBDEA members.

Committee meets bi-monthly  at 9:00 a.m. Central Time as follows:
— July 26, 2024
— September 10, 2024
— November 5, 2024
— January 21, 2025

Conference Planning

Chair Morgan Morris

The purpose of this committee is to assist the management team with conference content. The success of the annual conference is measured by written evaluations by conference attendees and by the amount of profit generated by the conference. Excess revenues from the conference will be available to help support the association’s annual operating expenses.

The President of the Association solicits and appoints the conference committee chair for their year(s) of Presidency. Preference is given to individuals with conference committee experience, Association conference content experience, and the support of their institutions. The management team must endorse the committee chair selected by the President. The conference committee, chosen by the sitting President, Senior Vice President, and the management team, will consist of the conference chair and the remaining five members, who will balance out the ratio between regular and associate members. The future conference chair will be selected from the past year’s conference committee.

Committee meets as needed.

Draught Beverage Dispense

Co-Chairs David Lincicome & Bill Pobiner

The purpose of this Committee is to educate members on draught beverage dispensing.

Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.


Co-Chairs Morris Hartley & Sherri Iskra

This committee aims to help educate members in all aspects of installing, maintaining, and repairing beverage dispensing equipment.

Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.


Chair Morgan Morris & Vice Chair Brianna Applegate

The purpose of this committee is to further raise awareness about the association, enhance the IBDEA brand, reach new audiences, provide marketing creative resources, and promote the annual IBDEA conference.
The marketing committee further works as a team to create marketing campaigns, highlight advertising opportunities, and create social media posts to promote the association’s work and attract new members.
By having a marketing committee it can ensure that the association’s branding is consistent and can develop new digital strategies to further enhance the brand and attract new supporters.
Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.


Co-Chairs Michael Stenson & Steven McKendrick

The purpose of this committee is to focus on 1) communicating and educating both current and prospective members on the programs and benefits that IBDEA has to offer, 2) enhancing current offerings, 3) creating new programs that are in line with the needs of members, 4) recruiting new members, and 5) retaining existing members.

Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.

Next-Gen of Family Business

Chair Josh Sanders

This committee provides a means for members to communicate about meaningful topics that relate to those in the next generation of a family business.

Committee meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. Central Time.

Safety and Compliance

Co-Chairs Amy Bruecks & Sherri Iskra

This committee is to build and maintain the IBDEA’s Knowledge Center safety and compliance library, providing our members with a valuable repository of industry-relevant safety and compliance information.

Committee meets quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. (January, April, July, and October)

Soda Committee

Chair Gerry Martin

The purpose of this committee is to work closely with its Regular members to strengthen relationships with all national Soft Drink brands. Our committee goal is to ensure all synergies and opportunities among parties are maximized for growth, innovation, and distribution savings.

Committee meets as needed.

Strategic Planning

Chair Brett Rosenbloom

This Committee aims to establish the direction of the IBDEA, where it is currently, and where it should be in the next 3-5 years.

Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.

Other Committees

  • Associate Member
  • Awards
  • Finance
  • Goodwill
  • Management Review
  • Site Selection
  • Policy Advisory Council

Committees meet as needed.

If you are interested in joining a Committee, please complete this FORM.

Nominating Committee


Section 2. Nominating Committee

At the annual meeting of the Corporation, the Chairperson of the Board will appoint a Nominating Committee of not more than five (5) members. This Nominating Committee shall consist of two (2) past presidents, one (1) Regular current or former Board Member, and one (1) Associate current or former Board Member, whose duty it shall be to nominate candidates for directors to be elected at the next annual meeting. The Chairperson of the Board shall serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee. Notice of the identities of members appointed to the Nominating Committee shall be furnished to all members of the Corporation by the Secretary.

Joe Carle, Chairperson of the Board
Andy Pincus, Past President
Laurie Irish-Jones, Past President
Dave Myers, Regular Board Member (current)
Josh Pringle, Associate Board Member (current)