We All Sell Beer
From brewery workers to quality specialists to sales representatives to financial analysts and marketers, everyone at MillerCoors plays a role in selling beer. Learn more about the great people who are helping achieve our growth ambition.
Teresa Strauch, production services analyst, Fort Worth Brewery
Teresa Strauch loves baseball. Baseball and beer? Even better. In the summer, you’re likely to spot her at a baseball game, festival or concert, decked out in a Miller Lite shirt and hat, sipping a Miller Lite and encouraging those around her to switch to our brands.
“I love our products and am proud of what we do!” Teresa says. In fact, she enjoys all kinds of beers, including Revolver Blood & Honey, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Miller Genuine Draft, Redd’s and Leinenkugel’s seasonals. You’ll even find her chatting up bartenders and servers, suggesting they promote our brands.
Teresa grew up in Fort Worth and always wanted to work for the “legendary” brewery. In the last 13 years, she has progressed from a line operator in packaging, to learning and development, to production services, where she ensures the brewery has the materials crucial to daily production.
Teresa appreciates the Team First mentality, and she experienced it first hand during the BP&S go-live when her counterparts from other breweries shared information to help with training and transition.
Teresa earned a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing while raising her children, and loves to volunteer and contribute to the community. She satisfies her love of travel and baseball with annual excursions to Major League Baseball All Star events.
Jessy Zwiefelhofer, area sales manager - Tenth and Blake, Denver
It took an internship with her local chamber of commerce and the passion of visitors to her hometown to help Jessy Zwiefelhofer truly appreciate the gem she had in her own backyard. The rest is history. Beer history.
While getting her marketing degree at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, the native of Chippewa Falls, Wis., had an internship with the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center. The enthusiasm she heard from visitors for Leinie’s was an eye-opener.
During one of Jessy’s two summers as a tour guide at Leinie’s, she hosted a group of visiting MillerCoors employees who told her about the SMP program. Now almost five years into her career with the company, Jessy plays a pivotal role in the success the Tenth and Blake portfolio is enjoying in her markets.
Her favorite beer choices – Pilsner Urquell and Leinie’s Original – reflect her broader MillerCoors mindset. While her initial focus when out selling at retail may be Tenth and Blake, she frequently sees opportunity for other brands in the MillerCoors portfolio and pulls in her colleagues to ensure that nothing gets left on the table.
When she’s not selling hard, you’ll find Jessy traveling, hiking, skiing, golfing and cooking. You also may find her at a Pop-a-Shot machine, but be wary. “I’ve been known to run the table at Pop-a-Shot.”
Randy Burroughs, senior manager, global brewing L&D, Golden
Randy Burroughs is known for promoting beer 24/7. Literally. He drinks beer, he shares beer, he helps people talk about beer. He even took over monthly brand nights in Golden, expanding them to each shift, to increase the total employees participating in the events. “I listen to employees’ questions and ideas and get honest answers,” Randy says.
A former colleague from The Stroh Brewery Company brought Randy to MillerCoors 18 years ago. In his current role, he leads technical learning, partners with marketing on new ideas, guides visitors through our processes, and shares information about our great products with employees.
A true student of beer and the business, Randy has a degree in packaging from Michigan State University, quality certifications from Eastern Michigan University, and an MBA from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He also studied beer and brewing at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago.
When he’s not selling beer, Randy spends as much time outside as possible – rain, snow or shine. In fact, he was a ski patroller at Mount Baker, Wash., for the 1998–1999 season that experienced a world record-setting 1,200 inches of snow! While Randy has a hard time naming one favorite beer, he prefers porters and pilsners from A.C. Golden (available only in Colorado) and always comes back to Coors Banquet.
Keydrick Gordon Sr., scheduling specialist, Albany Brewery
While attending East Tennessee State University, where he earned a degree in business administration, Keydrick Gordon Sr. also played on the ETSU Buccaneers football team. Keydrick was a hard-hitting safety who prided himself on being a leader on defense, preventing big plays and being a good teammate.
The leadership and teamwork skills he forged on the football field are paying off at his job as a scheduling specialist at the Albany Brewery, where he has worked for 13 years. Keydrick works with customer service analysts to ensure distributors receive the right products at the right time, while maintaining a focus on quality. Keydrick’s past roles within the Albany Brewery include process leader, production service analyst and production worker.
Keydrick also takes pride in the beer that’s inside those cans. Each year, he hosts an alumni party, where he proudly serves a wide range of MillerCoors products to 30 former classmates, subtly encouraging his guests to be loyal MillerCoors consumers, too. His favorite MillerCoors product at the moment is Redd’s Apple Ale, which he enjoys drinking with friends and family while cheering on his alma mater.
When he’s not in the brewery, Keydrick spends time volunteering at the Henry Hall Woolard Community Center.
Stephanie Zipp, associate marketing manager, Chicago
How do you like them apples? Ask Stephanie Zipp that question and she’ll probably say, “I like them turned into hard cider.” Stephanie is the associate marketing manager for Crispin Hard Cider and Smith & Forge Hard Cider. In her role, she leads a group of cross-functional partners to develop compelling marketing plans for these brands, aiming to reach and influence consumers.
“I love my job because I’m able to participate in all facets of brand management, including business analysis, sales support, public relations, media, insights and a lot more,” Stephanie said.
The Park Ridge, Illinois native spent six years at public relations agencies, working on campaigns for a wide range of brands, including Coors Light, Blue Moon, Miller High Life, Crispin, Keystone Light and Batch 19. That experience gave her a thirst for the beer business, and she made her way to MillerCoors in December 2017.
When Stephanie is not focused on marketing Crispin and Smith & Forge, she’s making plans for her June wedding, traveling, attending concerts and cuddling with her dog. This Carthage College grad also has served as a professional model – her face gracing ad campaigns for companies such as Kohl’s, McDonald’s and John Frieda Hair. Her current go-to brands are Crispin, Blue Moon and Peroni.