Camden man hired to lead Maine liquor, lottery agency
Augusta — Gregory R. Mineo of Camden has been hired to serve as director of the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. He replaces Gerry Reid, who resigned his position at the end of February to pursue opportunities in the private-sector.
Mineo has experience in an array of strategy, sales, management, and marketing roles. He has worked as a sales and marketing director for Absolut Spirits Company, Inc.; in various strategic planning and marketing positions with Seagram Americas; program manager for House of Seagram; and as a sales and brand manager for 375 Spirits Company. He has also worked for Cape Wine Match and is the managing director of Beviamo Consulting, LLC.
In his new role with BABLO, Mineo will be responsible for overseeing the final implementation and launch of the State of Maine’s new wholesale spirits contract. In September 2013, Gov. Paul LePage fulfilled his pledge to repay nearly $490 million in welfare debt to Maine hospitals. The state’s portion of that debt, $183.5 million, was paid for with a revenue bond that pledged the state’s future spirits revenue as its collateral.
Mineo holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va. His first day with BABLO is May 19.