U.S. Drinks Conference 2010

Donna Hood Crecca

Publisher & Director of Editorial, Nightclub & Bar Magazine

Donna Hood Crecca has been writing about beverage alcohol in on-premise establishments and at retail for nearly two decades, and joined Nightclub & Bar in October 2008 as Editorial Director. In January, 2010, she was promoted to Publisher, retaining the Editorial Director role and responsibilities, overseeing content, sales and marketing for Nightclub & Bar, nightclub.com and four newsletters, NCB Promo Power, NCB Mix, NCB Nightclub Confidential and VIBE. She also consults on the conference program for the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. Previously, Donna was Editor of Cheers, and had been a Contributing Editor to Chain Leader and Editor of F&B Business. She has broad knowledge of bar, nightclub and restaurant marketing, operations, human resources and growth strategies, with specific expertise in beverage sales, promotion, service and training, having covered these topics for a number of industry magazines. She is a frequent presenter at industry events, including the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, Tales of the Cocktail, National Restaurant Association Show, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and the Alcohol Responsibility Conference. Donna is BarSmarts Advance Certified, and holds a bachelor degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and has done graduate work in magazine publishing management at New York University. She is a member of the American Society of Business Press Editors and is president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council.