Makers Mark Trade Marketing
Born and bred in Kentucky, Megan has spent five years with Beam Suntory putting her Bluegrass state savvy to good use travelling the country creating unique and approachable events centering on bourbon education. Her thirst for knowledge and passion for bourbon is evident in the national programs she has launched during her career. Seeing a true need to inspire and educate, Megan developed acclaimed programs such as Oink and Barrel featuring Country Ham and Knob Creek and the flirtatious Bourbon is My Boyfriend tasting. In 2018, Megan launched Jim Class nationwide, a deep dive into all things bourbon featuring master classes on Sensory Science, Distillation & Maturation and Regulatory.
After being recognized as 2019 Brand Ambassador of the Year by Night Club and Bar, a highly commended American Whisky Icon by Whisky Advocate and featured in Forbes as a “Women Running the Liquor World,” Megan joined the Maker’s Mark team in a newly developed role focusing on the trade community. As the Trade Relations Manager for Maker’s Mark, Megan is looking forward to working alongside the Diplomats around the country and continuing to elevate bourbon education on Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and the truly innovative Maker’s Private Select.
In addition to her most recent accolades, Megan was named one of the “Women Who Drive Change in Our Industry” in 2018 by Nightclub and Bar, and has been featured on Bartender at Large, in the Whiskey Wash, Maxim Magazine, The Manual, Tasting Panel Magazine, Spectrum Cable, and alongside Mila Kunis at both Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire Magazines.