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Academy of Achievement Stephen J. Burrows

Stephen J. Burrows

Chief Executive Officer and President, Anheuser-Busch International, Inc
St Louis, Missouri, USA

Inducted 2006

Stephen J. BurrowsStephen (Steve) J. Burrows has been with Anheuser-Busch for 26 years and is currently the chief executive officer and president of Anheuser-Busch International, Inc., the international beer subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. He is a member of the strategy committee for the parent company, a board member of Anheuser-Busch International, Inc., and serves on the boards of a number of Anheuser-Busch International subsidiaries. He also is the vice chairman of the board of directors of Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd., and serves on the board of directors of Harbin Brewery Group Ltd. in the People’s Republic of China.

Prior to being named CEO, Burrows served as president and chief operating officer of Anheuser-Busch International and vice president of international marketing.

Before moving to the international operation in September 1992, Burrows was vice president of brand management for Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the company’s domestic brewing subsidiary. In that position, he directed national and regional advertising, sales promotion, merchandising, packaging, research and other brand marketing activities for Budweiser and the company’s other beer brands.

He spent two years as vice president of consumer awareness and education for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., directing the corporation’s alcohol awareness and education programs and participating in numerous community and industry forums about responsible drinking. Burrows also has been regional sales vice president for the southwestern region of the United States, and has held a number of other sales and marketing management positions since joining Anheuser-Busch in 1979.

He serves on the boards of the Family Resource Center for Abused Children and the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States. He also is co-chairman of the University of Missouri-St. Louis International Business Advisory Board. A native of Albany, New York, Burrows holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and geography from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and a master’s of business administration from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo.