Marylhurst alum Serena Dietrich ’11, MBA in Sustainable Business, was recently named to the Brewers’ Association Sustainability Committee.
The Brewers Association announced in July 2017 the addition of three new members to its sustainability subcommittee: Serena Dietrich, Carol Cochran and Zac Harris, each bringing unique perspectives and experiences to sustainability efforts in craft brewing.
Serena said she was excited to be part of the sustainability subcommittee because she “loves that craft breweries have a strong devotion to the industry, environment and local community. To be part of something bigger, and help shape the industry by minimizing impact for future generations, is truly an exciting experience.”
Serena Dietrich is sustainability project manager at Deschutes Brewery, where she is responsible for educating Deschutes co-owners on environmental and social topics, while advocating sustainability projects in the brewery and within the community. She also serves on the State of Oregon Sustainability Board and the Move Bend Steering Committee.
In her work on the Brewers Association sustainability subcommittee, Serena contributes to the development of benchmarking work and sustainability manuals. These resources are provided to association members to encourage conscientious brewing practices, ensuring long-term success of the craft beer industry.
The Brewers Association aims to help current members and future generations to brew the highest quality beers in a manner that strengthens the value of their businesses, increases the resiliency of the natural environment and agricultural systems that provide brewing ingredients, and enhances the lives of their workforce and communities.
Serena Dietrich earned her MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University in 2011. She was promoted to sustainability project manager at Deschutes Brewery in 2014.