About Us

Our Story

As the trade association dedicated to promoting the preservation and advancement of Ohio’s non-alcoholic beverage industry, the Ohio Beverage Association (formerly the Ohio Soft Drink Association) is the voice for bottling firms, manufacturers and beverage companies across Ohio. OhioBev’s work creates a unified body within the beverage industry to support legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry, while supplying the public and policymakers with timely and accurate information.

Ohio’s beverage industry is a growing business that employs thousands of workers throughout the state, invests in communities and contributes more than one billion dollars annually in state and federal taxes. Our members offer consumers a myriad of brands, flavors and packaging choices and a full range of drink options: soft drinks, diet soft drinks, ready-to-drink teas, bottled waters, water beverages, 100 percent juice, juice drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks.

Collectively, our members have taken action and embraced innovation. Our efforts have cut calories in beverages and promoted the importance of a balanced diet and exercise in schools. We have made environmental stewardship a priority in industry operations, while searching for more ways to become even more environmentally conscious. We strive to communicate more effectively about our products and how they fit into a balanced lifestyle.

Please explore our site and learn more about Ohio’s beverage industry.

Our Staff

Kimberly McConville, CAE
Executive Director

Kimberly represents the interests of the Ohio non-alcoholic beverage industry in all legislative and regulatory matters. Kimberly’s knowledge of legislative affairs, coupled with her financial expertise, allows her to serve as a liaison between the beverage industry, local and state government, and the public, to promote and maintain the general welfare of the beverage industry.

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Kimberly serves on the board of Keep Ohio Beautiful and The Ohio Society of Association Executives. She also serves on the Ohio EPA Materials Management Advisory Council and the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.

Kimberly holds a B.A. in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University. She lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Q&A

Q: How long have you worked in this industry?

A: I became OhioBev’s Executive Director in 2003.

 

Q: What led you to this industry?

A: The chance to represent stellar employers and community partners.

 

Q: What is your favorite beverage?

A: 1.) Coca-Cola: Diet Coke 2.) Keurig Dr Pepper: Bai Bubbles 3.) Pepsi: Bubly Pineapple

 

Q: What is your hidden talent?

A: I am a champion pie baker!

Contact Information

Phone: (614) 442-1803

Fax: (614) 442-1830
Email: kimberly@ohiobeverage.com

Kelly Mignogna
Communications Manager

Kelly’s focus at OhioBev includes content creation, social media, event planning and project management. She utilizes these skills to tell the unique story of the non-alcoholic beverage industry right here in Ohio.
 
While attending The Ohio State University, she earned her B.A. in Strategic Communication and held internships with Canadian Parliament and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor’s office.
 
Kelly is a member of the Ohio Society of Association Executives and serves on their Annual Conference & Holiday Luncheon committee. She currently resides in Grandview Heights, Ohio.

Q&A

Q: How long have you worked in this industry?

A: I started at OhioBev in January of 2014.


Q: What led you to this industry?

A: I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to work for some of the most impressive companies in the world!

Q: What is your favorite beverage?

A: 1.) Coca-Cola: Diet Coke 2.) Keurig Dr Pepper: Vita CoCo Sparkling Pineapple Passionfruit 3.) Pepsi: Bubly Sparkling (any flavor!)

Q: What is your hidden talent?

A: I seem to excel at any sport I try!

Contact Information


Phone: (614) 442-1803

Fax: (614) 442-1830
Email: kelly@ohiobeverage.com

Board of Directors

Jim Ellison
President

Branch Manager

Keurig Dr Pepper

8400 Darrow Rd. Twinsburg, OH 44087

P.C. Roy
Member

Corporate FSOP Director, Midwest

Coca-Cola Consolidated

4500 Groves Rd. Columbus, OH 43232

Rick Kaplan
Member

Sr. VP Marketing Strategy

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc.

1241 Gibbard Ave. Columbus, OH 43219

Tom Sullivan
Vice-President

Unit Sales Manager

PepsiCo Beverages North America

1750 Greely Chapel Rd. Lima, OH 48504

Matt Gilligan
Member

Senior Market Director

PepsiCo Beverages North America

3245 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH 43607

Nick DePinto
Member

Sr. Director, Field Operations, Ohio

Coca-Cola Consolidated

1560 Triplett Blvd. Akron, OH 44306

Jennifer Richmond
Member

Director, State Government Affairs

Coca-Cola Consolidated

5100 Duck Creek Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227

Sam Meiner
Member

Ohio Market Unit Vice President

Coca-Cola Consolidated

4500 Groves Rd. Columbus, OH 43232

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Our History

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Organization

OhioBev believes in protecting and advancing the non-alcoholic beverage industry in Ohio through collaboration and education with our members, legislators and community partners.

Contact

Address: 1170 Old Henderson Rd # 201, Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 442-1803

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