Lance Hastings is the president and CEO of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). He has held several leadership roles at MillerCoors the past 15 years. He served most recently as Vice President of National Affairs for MillerCoors. Prior to that he served as Head of Regulatory & Tax Affairs for SABMiller. He also represented Miller Brewing Company and MillerCoors in Sacramento as Director of State Government Affairs, where he served on CMTA's Board of Directors. Before his long career as a manufacturing executive, Hastings was the Vice President and Director of Government Relations from 1998 to 2003 at the California Grocers Association. Hastings also worked in the California State Legislature for almost a decade as a chief consultant, starting in 1989.Hastings has a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Government from California State University at Sacramento.