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American Viticultural Area Program Coordinator Change

Source: TTB Dec 22nd

In anticipation of the retirement on 12/30/2010 of Ms. Nancy Sutton, TTB’s current American Viticultural Area (AVA) Program Manager, TTB is announcing that effective December 27, 2010, Ms. Elisabeth Kann of the Regulations and Rulings Division has been designated the coordinator of the AVA Program. Ms. Kann may be contacted directly on all AVA questions and concerns, including inquiries regarding the proposed establishment of a new AVA, or a name or boundary line change to an existing AVA. She can be reached by telephone at 202-453-2002, by email at, or by letter addressed to: TTB, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 200-E, Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Elisabeth Kann, Regulations and Rulings Division.

Ms. Kann graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in English Literature. She subsequently earned a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was admitted to the State of New York bar, and practiced law as a litigation associate in the New York office of Kaye Scholer LLP. Ms. Kann also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Since joining TTB in September 2010, Ms. Kann has worked primarily with Ms. Sutton in the AVA program.