MillerCoors PR Chief Pete Marino to Head Tenth and Blake

It’ll be an additional responsibility, and he will report to MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley. Julie Kubasa, director of internal communications, has been promoted to senior director of communications to support him. The company has also upped communications manager Jody Moore to senior manager of internal communications.

Tenth and Blake has also created the role of VP of sales and marketing, which will be filled by Paul Verdu, effective July 31.

Tenth and Blake is looking to grow its craft brands, which include the AC Golden Brewing Co. in Golden, Colorado; Hop Valley Brewing in Eugene, Oregon; Revolver Brewing in Granbury, Texas; Saint Archer Brewing Co. in San Diego, California; and the Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia. The group is also home to George Killian’s Irish Red, Grolsch, and import brewers such as Birra Peroni in Rome and Pilsner Urquell in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Within the Tenth and Blake organization, not including the craft companies, Marino will oversee 100 staffers.

“It is a great opportunity for me to get more commercial experience and see if we can continue to grow and scale these brands,” he said. “We are looking forward to continue to demonstrating the great brand qualities and the great taste of these brands. It is a challenge I am looking forward to.”

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