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SCAA Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

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(press release from SCAA. Claims not verified or endorsed by Daily Coffee News)

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the results of the 2014/2015 Board of Directors election. Voting ended March 22, votes were tallied, and SCAA can now confirm that the new board members are:

Ben Pitts, 2nd Vice President
Aida Batlle, Director
Juan Luis-Barrios, Director
Rachel Peterson, Director
Chad Trewick, Director

“We are honored and grateful that these five coffee professionals have dedicated their volunteer time and talent to the leadership of the association,” says SCAA Executive Director Ric Rhinehart of the newly elected directors. “We look forward to another great board year, filled with new challenges and achievements for the specialty coffee community!”

According to SCAA Bylaws, when there is a petition candidate, as there was this year, the election results are certified by an independent Certified Public Accountant. This service was performed by Michael Pomerleau, CPA. SCAA is committed to inclusive, transparent elections and to this end, has published a Transparency Report for this year’s elections with all the details. Visit to review the report.

About SCAA
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), is a non-profit trade organization and the world recognized leader in coffee knowledge development. With over 9,000 members located in more than 40 countries, including member companies and their employees, SCAA members represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals. For over 30 years, the SCAA has been dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community, recognizing, developing and promoting specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee consumption, brewing and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for its members. Visit