Julie Verratti, Denizens Brewing Co. cofounder and chief brand officer, is leaving the company for a presidential appointment in the Small Business Administration, according to a press release.
Verratti will become associate administrator for field operations, overseeing the SBA’s 68 field offices and 10 regional offices.
“This is an urgent time to work tirelessly on bold and equitable solutions for the hard-working women and men who operate the millions of small businesses that are the backbone of our economy and communities,” Verratti said in the release.
“I can’t wait to hit the ground running to work on behalf of America’s small businesses, so they can do what they do best, which is grow our economy and create jobs,” she added.
Verratti previously worked at the SBA, where she was a Presidential Management Fellow and senior policy advisor.
Washington Post writer Fritz Hahn first broke the story on Twitter, adding that Verratti will leave the brewery on March 1.
Major breaking local beer news: Julie Verratti, the co-founder of @DenizensBrewing, has been picked to be the Associate Administrator of Field Operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration. She’s leaving the brewery March 1.
— Fritz Hahn (@fritzhahn) February 19, 2021