Commission Members
A. D. “ZANDER” GUY, JR. - Chairman
In March 2017, Zander Guy was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve as Chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. He previously had served on the ABC Commission from 2009 to 2013 and was Chairman from February 2012 to February 2013.

Guy is a native North Carolinian who has always lived and worked in the southeastern part of the state. He attended Campbell University and is a graduate of the Realtors Institute.

Chairman Guy is the former Mayor of the Town of Surf City and is a member of the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees.

He previously served on the N.C. Banking Commission under Governors Hunt, Martin, Easley and Perdue. He is past President of the Neuse River Council of Governments, past member of the Local Government Advocacy Council, and former Mayor and Councilman of the City of Jacksonville. For more than 25 years he held elected office in municipal government. In 2011, he sold his real estate company and retired after 41 years in the business.

Chairman Guy is married to Sabrina M. Guy. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Michael C. Herring - Commissioner
Mike Herring was sworn in as a member of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission in December 2015.

Herring is a former Chief Administrator of the ABC Commission who retired in December 2014 with 33 years of service, all at the same state agency. During his tenure, Herring played a strong leadership role in shaping many important aspects of alcohol policy that created efficiencies while increasing the Commission’s effectiveness with industry and the general public.

Soon after his graduation from NC State University, Herring started as a field auditor for the Commission on Nov. 1, 1981. Herring was promoted to head the Audit Division in 1987 and was named Assistant Administrator in 1993. He was named Chief Administrator in 1995.

Commissioner Herring and his wife Liz live in West Jefferson and are the parents of one daughter.
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