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Pauli to lead Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pauli to lead Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission

(ANKENY) – John Pauli, an engineer from Carroll, was elected Chairperson of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission effective July 1, 2019. He succeeds Des Moines businesswoman Rachel Eubank and will serve one year as Chairperson.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this important commission,” said Pauli. “Iowa’s alcoholic beverages marketplace continues to grow and evolve, and the Commission will play a role in ensuring there is a competitive business environment balanced with public health and public safety considerations.”

During his time as Chairperson, the Commission will be providing critical oversight of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division’s recent partnership with the Ruan Transport Corporation for the warehousing and distribution of spirits products to over 1,600 private retailers across the state. The Commission will also be facilitating a refresh of administrative rules governing alcohol.

Pauli is a process/project engineer with Pella Corporation in Carroll. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and received his MBA from Drake University. He was appointed to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission by former Governor Terry E. Branstad and began his first term on May 1, 2016. He is eligible for a second five-year term.

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission partners with the administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to provide insight and advice regarding public policy and business decisions. Commissioners are appointed by the governor and must be approved by the Iowa Senate. Commissioners serve five-year terms with the possibility of being reappointed for a second, five-year term.


About the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division serves Iowans through responsible and efficient licensing, regulation and distribution of alcohol. For more information about ABD, visit    

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