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Tanya Bernier Senior Manager, Operations & Member Services Tanya Bernier
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Tanya Bernier

Senior Manager, Operations & Member Services

In her role, Tanya Bernier manages activities of the staff, suppliers, IT, HR and accounting at Beer Canada. Tanya also leads on Beer Canada's data services. Outside of work, Tanya and her husband keep busy with their 3 children and pets. 

Tanya Bernier

Tanya Bernier

Senior Manager, Operations & Member Services

In her role, Tanya Bernier manages activities of the staff, suppliers, IT, HR and accounting at Beer Canada. Tanya also leads on Beer Canada's data services. Outside of work, Tanya and her husband keep busy wi...

In her role, Tanya Bernier manages activities of the staff, suppliers, IT, HR and accounting at Beer Canada. Tanya also leads on Beer Canada's data services. Outside of work, Tanya and her husband keep busy with their 3 children and pets. 

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Emma Breen Vice President, Ontario & Atlantic Canada Emma Breen
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Emma Breen

Vice President, Ontario & Atlantic Canada

Emma Breen oversees government affairs for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  Emma joins Beer Canada after 7 years of navigating regulatory and policy issues with Canada’s National Brewers; prior to this role, Emma was senior political advisor to two Ontario Finance Ministers and an Ontario Premier. Emma is based in Toronto, where she Iives with her husband and four children.

Emma Breen

Emma Breen

Vice President, Ontario & Atlantic Canada

Emma Breen oversees government affairs for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  Emma joins Beer Canada after 7 years of navigating regulatory and policy issues with Canada’s National Brewers; prior to this rol...

Emma Breen oversees government affairs for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  Emma joins Beer Canada after 7 years of navigating regulatory and policy issues with Canada’s National Brewers; prior to this role, Emma was senior political advisor to two Ontario Finance Ministers and an Ontario Premier. Emma is based in Toronto, where she Iives with her husband and four children.

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Brittany Burden Director, Communications & Engagement Brittany Burden
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Brittany Burden

Director, Communications & Engagement

Ottawa born and raised, Brittany Burden (Moorcroft) leads Beer Canada’s communications and executes creative and digital strategy to meet the Association's objectives. Going on 14 years at the Association, Brittany is a fan of Hefeweizens and radlers. She is a Prud’homme Beer Sommelier. 

Brittany Burden

Brittany Burden

Director, Communications & Engagement

Ottawa born and raised, Brittany Burden (Moorcroft) leads Beer Canada’s communications and executes creative and digital strategy to meet the Association's objectives. Going on 14 yea...

Ottawa born and raised, Brittany Burden (Moorcroft) leads Beer Canada’s communications and executes creative and digital strategy to meet the Association's objectives. Going on 14 years at the Association, Brittany is a fan of Hefeweizens and radlers. She is a Prud’homme Beer Sommelier. 

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Olivier Cauchon Senior Analyst Olivier Cauchon
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Olivier Cauchon

Senior Analyst

Working in the beer industry since 2018, Olivier Cauchon acts as Québec’s senior analyst. Based in Montreal, he provides Beer Canada with analysis on policies and recommendations to develop and implement the best strategies and action plans. Prior to joining our team, he completed a Master's degree in public administration and a Bachelor’s degree in political communication. While completing his Bachelor's degree, he studied in Belgium, where some say is when he developed a fond interest in beer. 

Olivier Cauchon

Olivier Cauchon

Senior Analyst

Working in the beer industry since 2018, Olivier Cauchon acts as Québec’s senior analyst. Based in Montreal, he provides Beer Canada with analysis on policies and recommendations to develop and implem...

Working in the beer industry since 2018, Olivier Cauchon acts as Québec’s senior analyst. Based in Montreal, he provides Beer Canada with analysis on policies and recommendations to develop and implement the best strategies and action plans. Prior to joining our team, he completed a Master's degree in public administration and a Bachelor’s degree in political communication. While completing his Bachelor's degree, he studied in Belgium, where some say is when he developed a fond interest in beer. 

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Luke Chapman Vice President, Federal Affairs Luke Chapman
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Luke Chapman

Vice President, Federal Affairs

Luke Chapman leads Beer Canada’s federal government affairs. Born in Picton, Ontario, Luke joined Beer Canada in 2013. He played for the Carleton Ravens basketball team for 4 years and is happy to talk about beer, sports, and health. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Society of Association Executive’s CAE Program. 

Follow him on Twitter: @LukeChapman31

Luke Chapman

Luke Chapman

Vice President, Federal Affairs

Luke Chapman leads Beer Canada’s federal government affairs. Born in Picton, Ontario, Luke joined Beer Canada in 2013. He played for the Carleton Ravens basketball team for 4 years and is happy to ...

Luke Chapman leads Beer Canada’s federal government affairs. Born in Picton, Ontario, Luke joined Beer Canada in 2013. He played for the Carleton Ravens basketball team for 4 years and is happy to talk about beer, sports, and health. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Society of Association Executive’s CAE Program. 

Follow him on Twitter: @LukeChapman31

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Jeremy Chorney Vice President, Western Canada Jeremy Chorney
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Jeremy Chorney

Vice President, Western Canada

Jeremy Chorney joined Beer Canada in 2021 and leads government and industry affairs in the Western provinces from his home city of Edmonton. He previously served five years as Vice President of Canada’s National Brewers and has over 20 years of government and industry experience. He sits as a Director on the Brewers' Recycled Container Collection Council, the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, the Alberta Beer Container Corporation and serves on the British Columbia Business Technical Advisory Panel. Jeremy favours low alcohol lagers, and he enjoys golf, cycling, skiing, and motorsports. He also collects and builds classic cars.  

Jeremy Chorney

Jeremy Chorney

Vice President, Western Canada

Jeremy Chorney joined Beer Canada in 2021 and leads government and industry affairs in the Western provinces from his home city of Edmonton. He previously served five years as Vice President of Canada’s Nati...

Jeremy Chorney joined Beer Canada in 2021 and leads government and industry affairs in the Western provinces from his home city of Edmonton. He previously served five years as Vice President of Canada’s National Brewers and has over 20 years of government and industry experience. He sits as a Director on the Brewers' Recycled Container Collection Council, the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, the Alberta Beer Container Corporation and serves on the British Columbia Business Technical Advisory Panel. Jeremy favours low alcohol lagers, and he enjoys golf, cycling, skiing, and motorsports. He also collects and builds classic cars.  

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Lella Cirone Executive Assistant Lella Cirone
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Lella Cirone

Executive Assistant

Lella Cirone joined Beer Canada in 2021 as Executive Assistant. Skilled with over 25 years of experience in the beer industry, most recently as part of Canada’s National Brewers, she works closely with the President and team. Living in Toronto, Lella loves the outdoors, gardening and cooking.

Lella Cirone

Lella Cirone

Executive Assistant

Lella Cirone joined Beer Canada in 2021 as Executive Assistant. Skilled with over 25 years of experience in the beer industry, most recently as part of Canada’s National Brewers, she works closely with the P...

Lella Cirone joined Beer Canada in 2021 as Executive Assistant. Skilled with over 25 years of experience in the beer industry, most recently as part of Canada’s National Brewers, she works closely with the President and team. Living in Toronto, Lella loves the outdoors, gardening and cooking.

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Ed Gregory Senior Research Advisor Ed Gregory
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Ed Gregory

Senior Research Advisor

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Ed Gregory is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the beer category’s complex regulatory environment, domestically and internationally. He also manages Beer Canada’s research and provides input on communications and partner relationships. Ed is happy to sip on a range of beer styles and is an avid astrophotographer.

Ed Gregory

Ed Gregory

Senior Research Advisor

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Ed Gregory is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the beer category’s complex regulatory environment, domestically and internationally. He als...

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Ed Gregory is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the beer category’s complex regulatory environment, domestically and internationally. He also manages Beer Canada’s research and provides input on communications and partner relationships. Ed is happy to sip on a range of beer styles and is an avid astrophotographer.

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CJ Hélie President CJ Hélie
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CJ Hélie

President

CJ Hélie was appointed President of Beer Canada in June 2021. CJ has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian beverage alcohol industry with intimate knowledge of the sector at the provincial/territorial, national and international levels. CJ is a seasoned government relations specialist with a strong track record in effective strategic and business planning, domestic and international trade and corporate communications. CJ has forged valued working relationships with liquor regulators, legislators and policy makers as well as with related industries to build long-term partnerships and to find collaborative solutions to emerging issues. 

CJ Hélie

CJ Hélie

President

CJ Hélie was appointed President of Beer Canada in June 2021. CJ has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian beverage alcohol industry with intimate knowledge of the sector at the provincial/territorial...

CJ Hélie was appointed President of Beer Canada in June 2021. CJ has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian beverage alcohol industry with intimate knowledge of the sector at the provincial/territorial, national and international levels. CJ is a seasoned government relations specialist with a strong track record in effective strategic and business planning, domestic and international trade and corporate communications. CJ has forged valued working relationships with liquor regulators, legislators and policy makers as well as with related industries to build long-term partnerships and to find collaborative solutions to emerging issues. 

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Dana Miller Interim Director, Communications and Engagement Dana Miller
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Dana Miller

Interim Director, Communications and Engagement

Dana Miller joined Beer Canada in May 2020. Originally from Ottawa, she lived on the West Coast, leading media companies and non-profit organizations in senior communications roles for several years. As Interim Director, Communications and Engagement, Dana leads Beer Canada’s public relations, media, and communications initiatives, in addition to executing digital and creative strategies to achieve Association goals. Outside of work, Dana enjoys travelling with her husband, hiking, and cottage weekends.

Dana Miller

Dana Miller

Interim Director, Communications and Engagement

Dana Miller joined Beer Canada in May 2020. Originally from Ottawa, she lived on the West Coast, leading media companies and non-profit organizations in senior communications roles for several years. As Interim Di...

Dana Miller joined Beer Canada in May 2020. Originally from Ottawa, she lived on the West Coast, leading media companies and non-profit organizations in senior communications roles for several years. As Interim Director, Communications and Engagement, Dana leads Beer Canada’s public relations, media, and communications initiatives, in addition to executing digital and creative strategies to achieve Association goals. Outside of work, Dana enjoys travelling with her husband, hiking, and cottage weekends.

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