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(ANKENY) -- Stephanie Strauss has been elected President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA). In this role, Strauss will lead the goals and initiatives of NCSLA and its Executive Committee by educating members about effective policy and regulation of the alcohol beverage industry. Her one-year term as President began July 1, 2022.

“Stephanie is a dedicated public servant and has proven her leadership in this industry over the last 12 years. I am pleased that she is being recognized with this distinguished role and am excited to see the initiatives she will roll out over the next year as she leads this organization,” said Stephen Larson, Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD). 

In her current role, Strauss is an Executive Officer responsible for leading the governmental affairs program at ABD. She collaborates with the senior leadership team to develop policies, initiatives, goals, and objectives of the agency. Her duties include the development and management of ABD’s legislative package, coordination of rule-making activities, and communication with members of the executive and legislative branches and industry stakeholders on controversial, sensitive, and complex issues related to alcohol policy. 

Strauss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. She joined ABD in 2010 and has worked in public service since 2005. Before her time at ABD, she worked in the State Treasurer’s Office leading the education and outreach programs for College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.

About National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated:

A national, 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, NCSLA is composed of state regulators as active members, and associate members consisting of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, law firms, associations, and other service-related organizations in the alcoholic beverages sector.  Currently, regulatory agencies from 41 of 50 states and the District of Columbia are active NCSLA members.  The primary focus of NCSLA is education on historical and current issues related to the regulation of alcoholic beverages.  Visit for more information.