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Kim Jordan    

Co-Founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing

Kim Jordan, co-Founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment and community to create one of the most respected craft breweries in America. After earning her master's degree in social work from Colorado State University, Kim worked as an advocate for women's issues and family health at Project Self Sufficiency. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee-ownership, open book management and philanthropic giving. Kim is a Director on the Boards of 1 Percent For the Planet and the Brewer's Association. She is Ex Officio Board Member for the Beer Institute.

Through her commitment to environmental stewardship, Kim is a member of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's Renewable Energy Authority Board. She negotiated New Belgium's transition to wind powered electricity through employee vote and has overseen the implementation of Colorado's largest private solar array at the Fort Collins facility.

In her twenty years as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line. She famously called for craft brewers to double their share of U.S. beers sales to 10 percent in her keynote address at the craft brewer's conference in 2003.

As CEO and President of New Belgium Brewing, Kim is active in day-to-day Sales, Branding and Organizational Development aspects of the business. Much of her time is spent on mid-range and long-term strategic development.


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