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The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission is created under Iowa Code 123.5 (external link) and is comprised of five members appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the senate. Commissioners are appointed for 5-year staggered terms and are chosen on the basis of managerial ability and experience as business executives. Commissioners are eligible for one 5-year reappointment.

The Commission is required by law to meet by July 1 of each year at the call of the commission chairperson or when any three members file a written request for hearing with the chairperson. The Commission acts as a policy-making body and serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Department of Revenue. Commissioners may review, affirm, reverse, or amend all actions of the Director in the wholesaling of liquor and in the licensing and regulating of Iowa's alcoholic beverages industry.

Have questions, comments, or concerns you'd like the Commission to address? Use our Commission contact form or email directly to: commission@iowaabd.com

Commission Members

Rachel Eubank - Chairperson

Rachel Eubank was appointed by former Governor Terry E. Branstad to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission and began her first term on May 1, 2015. Currently the president of Sticks, Inc., Commissioner Eubank has served as a volunteer with many organizations, including Chrysalis, the I Have a Dream Foundation, the Des Moines Art Center, and the 20/30 Society. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University Lueneburg in Germany. She is a native of Des Moines and currently resides there with her husband and three young children. Commissioner Eubank's current term will expire on April 30, 2025. 

John Pauli - Vice Chair

John Pauli was appointed by former Governor Terry E. Branstad to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission and began his first term on May 1, 2016. Commissioner Pauli is an engineer with Pella Windows Corporation in Carroll. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Platteville (Industrial Engineering) and Drake University (MBA). He is a past member and Chairman of the Carroll County Conservation Board and has served in a number of volunteer positions in the community, including serving as the coach for the local trap shooting team. Commissioner Pauli's current term will expire on April 30, 2026.

Sara Winkleman - Secretary

Sara Winkleman was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission and began her first term on May 1, 2022. Commissioner Winkleman is the founder and owner of S & B Farms Distillery in Bancroft, IA. She was named 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by America’s Small Business Development Center - Iowa. She is also involved with veteran causes and her own nonprofit, Beyond the Still. She resides in Bancroft with her husband, Brian, and two children. Commissioner Winkleman's current term will expire on April 30, 2027.

Andrea Chase - Member

Andrea Chase was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission and began her first term on May 1, 2023. Commissioner Chase is the Vice President of Category Management for Fareway Stores, Inc. Her previous experience includes a 20-year career with Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG). She is a board member of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. She resides in Clive with her husband, Bryan, and two daughters. Commissioner Chase's current term will expire on April 30, 2028.

Kevin Kimle - Member

Kevin Kimle was nominated by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Alcoholic Beverages Commission, and his term began May 1, 2024. He currently serves as the Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University, Director of the Start Something Agriculture program, and Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics.  His work includes development and delivery of entrepreneurship curriculum and programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, outreach programs to aspiring entrepreneurs and agribusiness executives, and research on entrepreneurship and innovation. Commissioner Kimle's term will expire on April 30, 2029.