August 18, 2020



Chapter leadership appointees will be announced in November; terms begin January 1

HENDERSON, NV (AUGUST 18, 2020) - The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) announces today that it will accept recommendations for chapter leadership positions for the 2021 calendar year until Friday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

“As a local USBG leader, you’ll practice project management, collaborative decision-making, and networking outside your existing social and workplace interactions,” stated Aaron Gregory Smith, USBG Executive Director. He continued, “At a time in our industry when quality jobs are going to be at a premium, volunteer leadership experience in the USBG can be an excellent pathway to greater personal and professional success.”

Recruitment for the volunteer leadership positions happens in seven steps:

  1. Self nomination: Through August 21
  2. Deadline for applications, feedback, and pre-qualifications: September 10
  3. Background checks for candidates: September 10-24
  4. Candidates announced: October 20
  5. Voting:: October 20-November 3
  6. Results announced: November 5
  7. Terms begin: January 1, 2021

Guidelines for nominations: USBG members may nominate themselves or someone else for a local leadership position by visiting their chapter page at and clicking on the “Call To Action” discussion post where they will be directed to the nomination form.

A new recruitment model: The USBG changed its process for recruitment entering the 2019 calendar year. Previously, the process for selecting officers mirrored a “student government” model, whereby appointments to the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer were made based on popular vote by USBG members. The recruitment model now in place can enable the organization to reflect diversity in the industry, and takes into account local perspectives in decision-making. It also differentiates the USBG from other industry organizations in that it is a staff-managed, volunteer-led organization. 

Follow updates through USBG social media channels: IG/FB/TWITTER: @usbg/@TheUSBG/@TheUSBG.

About the United States Bartenders’ Guild

Founded in 1948, the United States Bartenders’ Guild®️ is a non-profit professional society of bartenders and other hospitality professionals uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. The USBG believes that every U.S. bartender achieves greater personal and professional success by connecting to diverse local and national hospitality communities. Through our network of over 40 communities nationwide, the USBG connects members with peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, community service projects, and skills-based competition. Learn more at

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