SCAA Announces Results for the 2015 / 2016 Board of Directors Election

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2015/2016 Board of Directors election. Voting ended March 13, 2015, votes were tallied, and we can now confirm the new SCAA board members listed below.

We are honored and grateful that these coffee professionals have dedicated their volunteer time and talent to the leadership of the association. We look forward to another great year, filled with new challenges and achievements for the specialty coffee community!

2015 / 2016 Board of Directors

HeatherPerry-12288928ebc4f851e586f8cfa6c82b042nd Vice President | Heather Perry, Klatch Coffee

Heather is the Director of Training and Consulting at the Klatch and spends much of her time training the national and international market. Using what Heather has learned from her own successful cafes, she helps customers design and launch successful cafes.

Heather is a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona in California where she earned a degree in International Business and Marketing.

 

GuyBurdett-18ae0a003620741b6b2f9e664946c5f0Secretary / Treasurer | Guy Burdett, InterAmerican Coffee

Guy Burdett has been in the specialty coffee industry for over 26 years; all of them with InterAmerican Coffee. During that time he has been involved in all aspects of the industry including; sourcing, cupping, importing and providing top quality coffee to roasters. He joined InterAmerican in 1988 after earning a degree in finance from Texas Tech University. Guy became Vice President of InterAmerican in 1990 and in 1995 was promoted to President and CEO.

 

ColleenAnunu-3499c0135ba64af7845145f1450627d2Director | Colleen Anunu, Independent Consultant

Colleen Anunu is from Ithaca, NY, where she began her career in coffee over 10 years ago. Colleen has fulfilled multiple positions in retail, wholesale, roasting and QC. Colleen is currently a master’s candidate in International Agriculture and Rural Development at Cornell University. Colleen is also an active volunteer for SCAA’s Professional Development committee and served on the Roasters Guild Executive Council. She is licensed Q Grader, Q Grader Assistant Instructor, and Coffee Corps volunteer.

 

SkipFinley-71f63d077e378fe5e90259dc1afe8873Director | Skip Finley, Dalla Corte Espresso Coffee Systems N.A.

Skip Finley is the Technical Director/Partner at Dalla Corte Espresso Coffee Systems N.A. Skip brings over a decade of experience and support to the specialty coffee & tea beverage retailer. His knowledge of the brewing and extraction process, and technical expertise in water “formulation” systems, has contributed to the success of hundreds of establishments in our industry. Skip has been a leading educator in water quality for over 10 years.

 

AndrewHetzel-44b04b088efeb01b13bfc7f54109a100Director | Andrew Hetzel, Café Makers

Andrew Hetzel is an industry consultant from Hawaii who advises coffee producers and buyers on strategic business matters, trade marketing and quality assurance. As a Q program instructor, he leads Q certificate courses for the Coffee Quality Institute and private businesses worldwide. Since joining the SCAA board of directors in 2013, Andrew has overseen the Professional Development Committee with an emphasis on the expansion of international education programs and SCAA’s conference lecture series.