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☛ Alan Steen VP Governmental Affairs at Glazer’s 3-23-14



March 23, 2014

Alan Steen, the new Vice President for Governmental Affairs with Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest privately held companies, and one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt beverage products.

Glazer’s, Inc. , one of the country’s largest privately-held companies and one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt beverage products, has announced the hiring of Alan Steen as Vice President for Government Affairs, which was effective October 14, 2013.


In this new role for the company, Steen is responsible for representing Glazer’s in legislative and regulatory matters with governmental organizations and associated agencies, as well as direct the company’s lobbying efforts in all of its markets. Steen reports to Alan N. Greenspan, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Glazer’s.


Alan Steen was the Administrator for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for 10 years. His tenure there was marked by high levels of transparency and the ability to build coalitions among the industry tiers. Steen has also held leadership roles with the Texas Youth Commission, and was an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College, working in the Criminal Justice Department. He earned his BBA from Tarleton State University, and an MS from the University of North Texas.


Alan Greenspan commented: “We are truly honored that Alan Steen has agreed to lead our governmental affairs activities. Alan’s unique experience and his stature in our industry will greatly benefit the company.  Alan could have used his talents in many different ways and with many different organizations, so we are flattered that he chose Glazer’s.”


Alan Steen commented:   “It is an absolute thrill to be included in such an amazing group of people. The culture and professional atmosphere at Glazer’s consumes you, and to be a part of their team is a real honor.  I look forward to the contributions I can make to Glazer’s nationwide. 


Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest privately held companies, currently operates in 14 states and the Caribbean, and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt beverage products.  The company has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and the US Virgin Islands.  The third-generation family business was founded in Dallas in 1933.


In 2012, Steen served as the Executive Director of the National Cutting Horse Association for 11 weeks before quitting on Aug. 21 due to “misrepresentation and falsification of data issues with the association” according to an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.  He sued the NCHA as he had borrowed $67,000 to fully vest in his retirement fund when he resigned from the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission to take the Executive Director job at the NCHA.  According to news reports, the lawsuit was quickly resolved amicably to the satisfaction of both parties.


Information for the above article was retrieved from a press release from Glazer’s and articles in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.


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  1. What a wonderful and encouraging article, proof that “good guys” can still win. Hang in there with your intensive research, objective reporting, and support for the “little guys” like me.

    A former NCHA member who remembers when cutting was a pleasure and was just about good horses, good competition and good friends , rather than how big the purse was!

  2. I really think you might have a strong influence on changing some of the negatives back to some of the positives of cutting. Hang in there! I think you are tenacious enough that you become stronger the more you are attacked by those responsible for the state that the sport now finds itself. Those of us who mourn the loss what was good about cutting in the past regard you as our advocate.

    I wish that those of us who fall into the afore stated position could revive the informal jackpot cuttings for the fun of it. I have three trained cutting horses that are now just ranch horses because although they are “good” horses, they do not have the “preferred” credentials that are necessary to win today, and I don’t have the money to go show and donate to the owners of those preferred bloodlines.

    A sincere thank you for being the conscience of the sport. I have been an avid reader of The Chatter and the Quarter Horse News for years, but your articles are the only ones that I read any longer in regards to the sport. Keep up the good work.

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