Within the Board of Directors, there are several Committees charged with managing a sound organization: 



Nominating | Led by Immediate Past President Max Quirin, who works with two Directors and two members-at-large to review and recommend candidates for the SCAA Board of Directors

Finance | Led by Secretary/Treasurer Ben Pitts, who works with Vice President Shawn Hamilton, Director Guy Burdett, and members-at-large John Nugent and Don Holly to draft a budget each year for review by the Board of Directors

Audit | Led by Vice President Shawn Hamilton, who works with Directors Chad Trewick and Guy Burdett to ensure SCAA's financial accountability

Governance | Led by Director Tracy Ging, who works with President Paul Thornton and Secretary/Treasurer Ben Pitts to oversee leadership activities




Events | Led by Director Tracy Ging, Co-Chaired by 2nd Vice President Tracy Allen, the Events committee is made up of four subcommittees (USCC Arena, Awards, Expo Executive, and Marketing Advisory) that work to plan and execute SCAA events

Statistics & Standards | Led by Director Skip Finley, the Statistics & Standards committee is made up of three subcommittees (Statistics, Technical Edit & Peer Review, Technical Standards) that work to ensure a robust resource pool of standards and data for our members.

Professional Development | Led by Director Andrew Hetzel, Co-Chaired by Director Heather Perry, the Professional Development Committee works is made up of four subcommittees (Competitions, Global Education, Lectures, and Skill Building) to continuously create education and training content relevant to coffee professionals, ensure the integrity of our programs, and engage volunteers.


Roasters Guild | Led by Chair Chris Wade, Vice Chair Mark Inman, and Secretary/Treasurer Mary Tellie, the Roasters Guild Executive Council works to support members, specialty roasters dedicated to the craft of roasting quality coffee and promotes quality as the principle standard for success

Barista Guild of America | Led by Chair Trevor Corlett, Vice Chair Julie Housh, and Secretary/Treasurer Colin Whitcomb, the Barista Guild Executive Council works to support members – professional baristas – and is responsible for guiding and directing the guild's activities, programs and vision for the future

Sustainability | Led by Chair Adam Kline and Vice Chair Samantha Veide, the Sustainability Council works to create and promote ideas, concepts, and action plans to the SCAA board that enable the SCAA to become the global leader in business for sustainability

Past Presidents | This group works to support and advise the Board as well as preserve institutional memory, continue to advance the mission

International Relations | Led by Rafael Contreras, this group looks at specialty coffee on a global scale and works to address important industry issues

Exhibitor Advisory | Led by Chair Gary Horne and Vice Chair Laura Sommers, this group works to keep a line of communication open with exhibitors and sponsors, gathering input on new features and programs, identifying areas for improvement.