Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder and CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, a multi-award winning microbrewery in Eastern Ontario. Prior to starting Beau’s, Steve worked for six years in Business Planning within Ontario Public Service (OPS). In 2012 Steve was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and was a nominee for the Desjardins Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Since its start-up in 2006, Beau’s All Natural has been the recipient of numerous awards for brewing excellence, including two Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France and Montreal, Quebec), five Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) and “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) at the Golden Tap Awards, was chosen LCBO Brewmasters Cup Champion (2013), as well as “Best Beer” and “Best Brewery” at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival (2013, 2012). In 2012 Beau’s was the recipient of two Ontario Craft Brewers Centre of Excellence awards for Marketing Innovation and Sustainability Accomplishments. Beau’s All Natural was chosen in 2010 by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises (CAFE) as the 2010 Canadian Family Enterprise of the Year. Steve is a frequent guest of honour and presenter at craft brewing, culinary, and entrepreneurial seminars and events. He is vice-chairman and board member of the Ontario Craft Brewers Association, as well as on the Board of Directors of Prescott-Russell Tourism. Steve holds a B. Commerce degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and his kids think he’s a bit of a goofball.