CMTA Staff

Lance Hastings
President of CMTA

Hastings has held several leadership roles at MillerCoors the past 15 years. He served most recently as Vice President of National Affairs for MillerCoors. Prior to that he served as Head of Regulatory & Tax Affairs for SABMiller. He also represented Miller Brewing Company and MillerCoors in Sacramento as Director of State Government Affairs, where he served on CMTA's Board of Directors.

Before his long career as a manufacturing executive Hastings was the Vice President and Director of Government Relations from 1998 to 2003 at the California Grocers Association.

Hastings also worked in the California State Legislature for almost a decade as a chief consultant, starting in 1989.

Hastings has a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Government from California State University at Sacramento.

Government Relations

Nicole Rice
Senior Policy Director
PH: (916) 498-3322
Lawrence Gayden
Policy Director
PH: (916) 498-3356
Ashley Hong
Legislative Analyst
PH: (916) 498-3328


Gino DiCaro
Senior Vice President, Communications & President, CMTA Service Corporation
PH: (916) 498-3347
Teresa Kent
Communications Specialist
PH: (916) 498-3324

Training Services

Rob Sanger
Manager of Training Services
PH: (916) 498-3334
Nathan Daily
Database Administrator Service Corporation
PH: (916) 498-3306



Renee Cabrera
Office Manager
PH: (916) 498-3342
Geri Royer
Director of Membership;
Executive Assistant to the President
PH: (916) 498-3330