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9:19 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ale-8-One Hires First Female President

WINCHESTER, Ky. - A Kentucky-based soft drink company has hired its first female president. 

Chief Executive Officer Fielding Rogers and New Ale-8-One President Ellen McGeeny
Credit The Winchester Sun

After a nearly year-long search Ellen McGeeny will now head the Ale-8-One Bottling Company of Winchester.

McGeeney was hired by Ale-8-One Chief Executive Officer Fielding Rogers, whose great-great uncle, G.L. Wainscott, created the soft drink in 1926.

McGeeney is the first president hired from outside the Ale-8-One bloodline. Rogers tells the Winchester Sun he brought McGeeney aboard to help the company expand its distribution.

A release from the bottling company says McGeeny was the top choice based on her extensive experience and education.

She comes to Ale-8-One from Rooibe Red Tea, a ready-to-drink tea based in Louisville.