Statement by Chris Swonger, President and CEO 

of the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. and,

on the Appointment of Thomas Graham as Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Executive Director


On behalf of the Distilled Spirits Council, and our member companies, I want to congratulate Thomas Graham on his appointment as the new executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

With more than 15 years of experience at the TABC, Thomas has a deep understanding of the industry and the right experience to build upon the success we’ve seen in Texas’ alcohol marketplace, and to continue to foster a vibrant and competitive alcohol industry throughout the state.

Over the years, we have worked closely with the TABC to help ensure a well-regulated marketplace that supports consumers and businesses alike. As the industry continues to evolve and modernize, we look forward to fostering this relationship with the TABC and to working with Thomas in his new role.