Meet The Staff
Publisher and Owner – Schuhmacher Publishing Company
Harry Schuhmacher is Editor & Publisher of Beer Business Daily, Craft Business Daily and Wine & Spirits Daily - all read on every continent except Antarctica. Harry has worked in the beer business for over 25 years in a variety of positions, and has published Beer Business Daily for nearly twenty years. In addition, he has produced the Beer Industry Summit, a yearly beer executive conference, for thirteen years, and launched the inaugural Wine & Spirits Daily Summit in 2013. He is often quoted as a beer industry expert in national publications such as Forbes, Fortune, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Harry lives in San Antonio, Texas. He enjoys fishing, reading, and drinking beer in beer-clean glasses.
RENA VAN DE PUTTE
Rena Van de Putte is the Vice President of Marketing for Schuhmacher Publishing.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Rena graduated from Incarnate Word High School and went on to graduate from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Fulfilling a life-long goal, Rena moved New York City where she received a Master’s degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from New York University and worked for a multicultural public relations agency for 3 years. After several years at a technology company, Rena has found her home doing marketing and events for the beer, wine and spirits industry.
Rena lives in San Antonio with her husband, boy/girl twins and two dogs. Traveling, photography, brunch and bubbles are just a few of her favorite things.
Jenn Litz-Kirk is Executive Editor of Beer Business Daily and Craft Business Daily. Jenn is a decade-long veteran of b2b food and drink publishing, for outlets from Plate chef trade magazine to the Networld Alliance suite of industry publications. Her consumer-facing food and beer writing has appeared in magazines like Cowboys & Indians, Draft, and Indianapolis alt-weekly, Nuvo Newsweekly, where her work as food critic incited a few Nuvo kiosk tossings.
Associate Beer Editor
Jordan Driggers is the Associate Editor for the beer side of things at Schumacher Publishing. Jordan, a San Antonio native, started covering the industry while attending Ole Miss, writing for the school newspaper, Daily Mississippian, and local publication HottyToddy.com. After graduating in 2013, Jordan came back home and immediately started working alongside Harry and Jenn. Fun Facts: In addition to his role as associate editor, Jordan is charged with the challenging task of keeping Harry out of trouble. He is the first and only male Harry has hired.
Managing Editor, Wine & Spirits Daily
Emily Pennington is the Managing Editor for Wine & Spirits Daily. She began her journalism career in 2010, joining Wine & Spirits Daily as Associate Editor in 2011. In reporting on the beverage alcohol industry every day, she has broken some of the most significant news stories in the past four years. Having mastered the art of working through a hangover, she believes the best way to establish WSD as the go-to industry publication is by immersing herself in every aspect of it and being the kind of person you want to have drinks with. She regularly speaks at industry conferences and has provided insight for USAToday, Chicago Tribune and AdAge among others. She graduated with a BS in Journalism from the University of Texas.
Sarah Barrett joined the Wine & Spirits Daily team as Associate Editor in 2015. Committed to working odd hours and traveling across the country, she regularly contributes executive interviews and the daily aggregation of news stories. She graduated with a BA in English from Trinity University in San Antonio, and has leapt headfirst into wine and spirits journalism.
Jessica Lopez is the Circulation Director at Schuhmacher Publishing Company. She’s been with the company since 2015. Jessica has various duties including providing customer service to Beer Business Daily, Craft Business Daily and Wine & Spirits Daily subscribers.
Jessica is a San Antonio transplant, having moved with her husband and two children from Nebraska. When she’s not spending time with her family exploring the area, she’s an avid do-it-yourselfer and experimentalist in the kitchen with food and fermented beverages.