Gary Tappana joined Anheuser-Busch in 1987 and has gained broad experience in the government affairs and tax areas. He worked seven years in state, international and national government affairs, including as Director of National Affairs in Washington, D.C. He has also worked nineteen years in tax, currently as Senior Director & Senior Tax Counsel. He was recently named Vice President, Taxes, for Anheuser-Busch’s North American Zone, effective February 2014.
Tappana’s past activities have included policy development, grassroots efforts and lobbying at all levels of government. Among his current responsibilities are developing and implementing A-B’s tax policies at the federal and state level.
Tappana, an attorney and CPA, received both his bachelor of science in public administration and his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is also an MBA graduate from Washington University’s Executive Program.
A native Missourian and a St. Louis resident for more than twenty-five years, Tappana is married with three children.