Verratti Leaving Denizens for Post in Small Business Administration

Julie Verratti, Denizens Brewing Co. cofounder and chief brand officer, is leaving the company for a presidential appointment in the Small Business Administration, according to a press release.

Verratti will become associate administrator for field operations, overseeing the SBA’s 68 field offices and 10 regional offices.

“This is an urgent time to work tirelessly on bold and equitable solutions for the hard-working women and men who operate the millions of small businesses that are the backbone of our economy and communities,” Verratti said in the release.

“I can’t wait to hit the ground running to work on behalf of America’s small businesses, so they can do what they do best, which is grow our economy and create jobs,” she added.

Verratti previously worked at the SBA, where she was a Presidential Management Fellow and senior policy advisor.

Denizens’ Silver Spring brewery and taproom opened in 2014. The company, which includes cofounders Emily Bruno and chief beer officer Jeff Ramirez, opened a second location in Riverdale Park in 2019.

Washington Post writer Fritz Hahn first broke the story on Twitter, adding that Verratti will leave the brewery on March 1.

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