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NALCP is a non-profit organization comprised of in-house liquor licensing and compliance professionals specializing in on and off premises retail liquor licensing. Formed in 2006, NALCP is the first organization of its kind to provide services, support, and networking efforts on behalf of industry’s in-house liquor licensing and compliance professionals.

NALCP Members include licensing professionals from various industries including restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, grocery and other retail services. NALCP Associate Members share our interest in liquor license compliance and are comprised of attorneys, compliance professionals, and service providers all working independently to support the industry in its license and compliance issues.

NALCP sponsors an annual conference that features guest speakers from the licensing and compliance industry including liquor licensing legal professionals, consultants, service providers, governmental representatives and State and National restaurant association spokespersons.


The core mission of the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals is to establish cooperative relationships among its Members and Associate Members as well as related licensing authorities to initiate ideas and suggestions for improved processes pertaining to licensing, foster productive communication, create mutually beneficial and consistent and coherent processes and mutual understanding between ourselves and government authorities.


Education, networking, experience, fun.

2021 Leadership Team

Executive Director

Jill W. Valachovic (214) 507-4127 (phone)
[email protected]


Colleen Lyons
Darden Restaurants, Inc. 


Robin Howard
Starbucks Coffee Company 


Robin Howard
Starbucks Coffee Company

VP of Recruitment and Membership:

Tina Kim
Sprouts Farmers Market


Jennifer Blessing 
Speedway LLC

VP of Programming and Planning:

Laura  Carlson-Heideman
Buffalo Wild Wings 

VP of Communications:




Board of Directors:    

Ryan Bissett 
Whole Foods Market

Becky McKeithan (Ex-Officio)
Dollar Tree/ Family Dollar


Courtney Mowry 
Tasty Restaurant Group


Portia Bagby 
Bowlmor AMF



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