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Yakima Chief Hops announces new CEO

Chief sales officer Ryan Hopkins has been promoted to CEO at Yakima Chief Hops (YCH).

YCH is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms, based in Washington, USA.

“The YCH board of directors is pleased to name Ryan Hopkins as the company’s CEO,” comments chairman of the board Rich Van Horn. “Ryan will bring continuity to the position and has earned the trust, respect, and admiration of the employees, board, and customers in his six years with the company. Ryan’s commitment to the mission, vision, and values of our company is unwavering.”

Hopkins, a Yakima Valley native, has been a member of the YCH sales teams for more than ten years. He holds undergraduate degrees in both ecology and biology, with a master’s degree in organisational leadership from Central Washington University.

“It is truly an honor to receive the highest leadership opportunity at YCH and I hope to continue to bring value to this company, our hop growers, our distributors and all of our brewing partners” adds Hopkins. “We have an incredible family of dedicated staff members who continue to focus on providing not only the highest quality hops, but also the best services and resources possible for our customers.

“Collectively, we will continue to work wisely in our mission to strengthen the bond between the hop and brewing industries.”

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