Ali Edelstein

Ali Edelstein

Ali Edelstein

Director of Social Responsibility | Kentucky Distillers' Association

Ali Edelstein joined the Kentucky Distillers’ Association in 2017 as the organization’s first Director of Social Responsibility, after serving as Senior Sustainability Advisor at Yum! Brands. She is based out of KDA’s Louisville office.

Edelstein is responsible for aligning members’ social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and community engagement efforts to preserve the industry’s signature identity. She works with KDA members and key external stakeholders to drive collaboration and collective action on issues like overconsumption, drunk driving, and underage drinking through programming, partnerships, and policy.

Her current role builds upon her international public affairs experience managing the Fulbright Program at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

She holds a Master of International Business from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Honors College at Western Kentucky University.