Harry Schuhmacher

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 30 years in a variety of positions, and has published Beer Business Daily for over twenty years. In addition, he is the producer of the Beer Industry Summit and the Wine & Spirits Summit. He is often quoted as a beer industry expert in national publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Harry lives in a restored brewery in San Antonio, Texas. He enjoys reading, dive bars, and drinking beer in beer-clean glasses.

Rena Van de Putte

President

Rena Van de Putte is the President of 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 Sugar Land, TX with her husband, boy/girl twins and two dogs. Traveling, photography, brunch and bubbles are just a few of her favorite things.

Jessica Lopez

Circulation Director

Jessica has been with the company since 2015. She is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She is also an Air Force Veteran who has taken the skills and work ethic she developed in the service and applies them to her position here at Schuhmacher Publishing. She has various duties but most important to her is providing customer service to our many subscribers. Jessica works hard to provide our customers with solutions to satisfy their specific needs.

Jessica lives in Missouri with her husband, two teenagers, one dog, two pigs and a flock of chickens.

Jenn Litz-Kirk

Executive Editor

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.

Jordan Driggers

Senior Beer Editor

Jordan Driggers is the Senior Beer 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 senior editor, Jordan is charged with the challenging task of keeping Harry out of trouble.

Sarah Barrett

Executive Editor

Sarah Barrett joined the Wine & Spirits Daily team as Associate Editor in 2015 and took on the Executive Editor role in early 2019. 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.

Millicent Ryne

Director of Client Relations

Millicent Ryne is the Director of Client Relations at Schuhmacher Publishing.  Millicent graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in corporate communications. After school, Millicent was the Marketing and Admissions Director for several nursing homes in South Texas.  After that, she worked in sales and recruiting for a top IT firm.

Millicent lives in San Antonio with her daughter. She enjoys tacos, true crime, styling hair and makeup, and last but not least, beer with lime.

Biscuit Schuhmacher

Security

Biscuit grew up in San Antonio, Texas, spending her youth protecting a private household from squirrels, rabbits, and the occasional armadillo.  More recently she has moved to the Pearl Brewery where her responsibilities now also include chasing off ducks who stray from the San Antonio River. Biscuit occasionally moonlights as our data analyst, under the pseudonym “Blue”. She is 11 years old and her favorite dive bar is Still Golden Social House, but she stubbornly has no hobbies other than napping and collecting old tennis balls.