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October 6, 2010
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January 12, 2010

Diane M. Weiss has been appointed Executive Director of the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association (NJLBA) by the association’s executive committee. It has been over seven years since the association has had a new director. The appointment took effect on January 1, 2010. NJLBA represents over 6,000 licensees throughout New Jersey.
“I am very enthusiastic about the appointment”, states Weiss. “These are important times for the industry and the association has many challenging plans for new levels of growth, development and responsiveness to our members. I look forward to playing a key role.”

Weiss, determined to hit the ground running, wants members to view the association as a resource. “ I hope that members will begin to call the office with questions about licensing matters, promotions, internet sales and legislative updates”, explains Weiss. “We can save them a lot of time and money. We most likely already have the answer and if we don’t, we will get it for them while they go back to running their business.”
“Diane brings the ideal combination of experience, ability and enthusiasm to the position”, claims Fred Barnes, Association President. “We look forward with great optimism as Diane works to grow our membership and strengthen our relationship with distributors, suppliers and leaders in the industry”.

Weiss has over fifteen years of experience in the licensed beverage industry. She has served as a Senior Staff Member to the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, as well as Bureau Chief of the Licensing Unit for the division. Since her experience has encompassed every aspect of the alcoholic beverage industry, Weiss would like to ensure that her experience and skills benefit all of the members of the licensed beverage industry and community.

She began her career heading up the Retail Licensing Unit and Special Permits for the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). She was promoted to Bureau Chief of the Licensing Bureau where she developed extensive knowledge in transfers of licenses, corporate structure changes, and special permits relating to on-premise licenses.
Weiss’s most significant accomplishments include updating the licensing system to track all licenses throughout the state, providing grants to decrease underage drinking and implementing training for licensees and municipal clerks. Prior to joining the ABC, Weiss held positions in the Office of the Governor and the Office of the Attorney General. She remained at the ABC until retiring on December 31, 2009.

Another one of Weiss’s goals is keeping members informed and active in the association. She plans to meet with licensees and is scheduling County meetings in addition to the meeting held each month in Trenton. Weiss intends to work closely with the association’s lobbyist. “If there is an issue that I feel strongly about, I look forward to testifying to the State legislature, ” states Weiss. “I will be reaching out to wholesalers and allied members.”

“No one has more passion for our membership than Diane. All of our members will be rejuvenated by her energy,” says Terry Duffy, member of the NJLBA and a Passaic County Freeholder. “ Her extensive experience and knowledge of the industry puts us on an exciting new path.”

Weiss wants members to appreciate the value of their membership particularly in these difficult time as spending tightens. “Now more then ever, the association needs to create a loud voice to ensure that the needs of our members are represented”, explains Weiss. “I am here to help the members achieve their business goals.”
Weiss is a resident of Hamilton Township. She graduated from the College of New Jersey with a degree in Sociology.

The NJLBA is a statewide trade organization representing on-premise licensees, educating and advising its membership as to proper and profitable trade practices. For more information please call 800-LBA-0076 or visit

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