Charlie Mooney to take new leadership role Nov. 5
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Liquor
Control Board (PLCB)
today announced the appointment of Charlie
Mooney, a 37-year
agency veteran who has been instrumental in implementing changes to the agency throughout his career, as PLCB Executive
Director, effective Nov. 5.
“Charlie’s experience with our business
is unparalleled, and he is highly respected among the industry, colleagues and employees across
the state for his decisive and practical business sense,” said Chairman
of the Board Tim Holden.
“Throughout his nearly
four decades with the PLCB, he has lead significant changes and improvements to our store operations, including strategically planning
our retail network of stores, introducing in-store tastings and retail
wine specialists to enhance
the customer experience, and rebranding more than 130 stores to make them warm and inviting places
to shop. His extensive
agency experience and his eagerness to embrace change as opportunity are great assets,
particularly now, as we adopt so many new consumer-friendly changes
In his new role, Mooney will be responsible for directing
the administrative and business operations of the agency
and managing the executive team. He will provide leadership, strategic planning and recommendations for agency initiatives to the Board.
Mooney currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the PLCB, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the agency and directing
core business functions
related to marketing
and merchandising, supply
chain and retail operations.
While earning a Bachelor
of Science degree
in accounting from The University of Scranton, Mooney worked
as a part-time liquor
store clerk from 1979 to 1984. Upon graduation, he became manager
of a PLCB store in Susquehanna County,
then grew through
positions of increasing responsibility and breadth until
joining the PLCB Executive Team as Director of Retail Operations in 2014.
A Linglestown resident
and native of Pennsylvania, Mooney
has coached basketball in the Central Dauphin
School District and serves on various volunteer boards associated with youth sports. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two adult children.
Mooney assumes the role of Executive Director on Nov. 5, following the Nov. 4 retirement of current Executive Director John Metzger.
Mooney was selected for the position after a review process that considered current PLCB employees and external candidates.“We’re grateful to John for extending his PLCB service
for an extra month in order to see a few more projects
through and to work with Charlie
to transition responsibilities,” said Holden.
“John has been a tremendous asset to the PLCB, and we thank
him for his distinguished service, counsel and friendship.”
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol
in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits
stores statewide and licenses more than 20,000
beverage alcohol producers and retailers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion
since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health
and human services
programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public
services. The PLCB also provides
financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor
Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol
Programs, other state agencies and local municipalities across the state.
For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.
MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Brassell