Blain Lawson

GM and CEO
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Blain Lawson has been general manager and CEO of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch since 2013, overseeing a retail and wholesale beverage alcohol business and, since 2018, a retail and wholesale non-medical cannabis business. Previously, he served as president and CEO for Coast Wholesale Appliances, where he was successful at moving the organization forward through challenging economic times.

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