Becky Harris, chief distiller and co-founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Purcellville, has been appointed to the American Craft Spirits Association new board of directors.
She will be charged with appointing leadership to its governing committees, which include Membership, Ethics, Convention, Education, Elections, Safety, ACSA PAC, Judging, Legislative Affairs, State Guilds, Technology and Development.
Following her graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Harris worked as a chemical engineer for companies including Amoco, YDK America, and CIBA, specializing in industrial processes and production systems. Starting in 2009, she applied to creating craft beverages, opening with her husband, Scott, the first distillery in Loudoun County since Prohibition. Their flagship Roundstone Rye has won top prizes internationally.