's vice president is Paul Houston, Cincinnati plant manager for Beam Global Spirits and Wine.
This 40+ year tradition has earned Sky Ranch the nickname "the adopted charity of the alcohol beverage industry." This year's event, held in conjunction with the annual leadership conference of the World Association of the Alcohol Beverage Industries (WAABI
), honored individuals who have made an important contribution to Sky Ranch.
Key financial contributors at the event included Charles and Susan Merinoff, South Florida WAABI
, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Fedway and Coco-Lopez.
In his remarks to the attendees (230 guests, the largest number of participants since the event was held in Boston in 1997), Sky Ranch Foundation Chairman George McCarthy emphasized the tremendous work that WAABI
(World Association of the Alcohol Beverage Industries) has done.