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The Council (DISCUS)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

DISCUS is a trade / professional association based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1973. As of 2019 they had $15 million in revenue and $7.1 million in assets.

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States.

(202) 628-3544
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Program areas at DISCUS

Promotion of The observance of laws relative to The industry, and establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with trade groups and governmental agencies, regulatory and legislative, to The end that full understanding and cooperation may be had in considering and solving problems of The industry.

Working for The prevention of practices within The industry which are contrary to sound public policy, and opposing improper methods and illegitimate business practices to The end that proper relations be maintained by The industry.

Exerting all legitimate efforts to eliminate discrimination, whether economic, statutory, regulatory or other, against products of The industry, and to oppose undue and unfair preference and advantage of any kind.

Form 990s for DISCUS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 22, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 14, 2017990OView PDF
2015-12Jan 10, 2017990OView PDF
2014-12Feb 2, 2016990OView PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for DISCUS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$393,730
Program services$15,135,553
Investment income and dividends$36,933
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$5,600
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$15,571,816

Vendors for DISCUS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-09-01
██████Content management system software2020-08-26
█████████Content management system software2020-08-26
██████████Fundraising software2020-08-26
████ ███ █████Tax accounting2018-11-30
█████ ███ █████ ██ ███Consulting Services$156,4162017-12-01
██████ ████ ███████ ███It Services$138,6462017-12-01
███████████ █████████ ███Market Research and Consulting$391,4872017-12-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at DISCUS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Chris R. SwongerPresident and Chief Executive Officer-July 12, 2019
Frank ColemanSenior Advisor To Chief Executive Officer-July 12, 2019
██████ ██████Chief Financial Officer-July 12, 2019
█████████ ████████Chief, Public Policy$216,534July 12, 2019
███ ███ ███████Chief, Science and Health-July 12, 2019
████ ██████Chief, Strategic Initiatives-July 12, 2019
██████ ███████Chief, Branding and Communications-July 12, 2019
█████ ███████████Chief, Resource Planning and Management-July 12, 2019
███ ████████Vice President, Membership-July 12, 2019
████ ███████Senior Vice President, Public Affairs-July 12, 2019
...and 18 more key personnel

Peer trade / professional associations and chambers of commerce

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3Structured Finance Association (SFIG)501(c)(6)$7.4 millionWashington, DC
4International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)501(c)(6)$7.6 millionWashington, DC
5Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)501(c)(6)$29 millionWashington, DC
6Us Tire Manufacturers Association (RMA)501(c)(6)$7.1 millionWashington, DC
7National Chicken Council (NCC)501(c)(6)$4.7 millionWashington, DC
8Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)501(c)(6)$9.2 millionWashington, DC
9Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)501(c)(6)$8.8 millionWashington, DC
10National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)501(c)(6)$47 millionWashington, DC
11Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)501(c)(6)$17 millionWashington, DC
12American Land Title Association (ALTA)501(c)(6)$17 millionWashington, DC
13Business Council501(c)(6)$4.4 millionWashington, DC
14National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)501(c)(6)$7.6 millionWashington, DC
15Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers501(c)(6)$34 millionWashington, DC
16American Meat Institute (AMI)501(c)(6)$7.2 millionWashington, DC
17Entertainment Software Association (ESA)501(c)(6)$36 millionWashington, DC
18American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)501(c)(6)$46 millionWashington, DC
19Association of American Publishers (AAP)501(c)(6)$8.2 millionWashington, DC
20US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC)501(c)(6)$5.7 millionWashington, DC
21Managed Funds Association (MFA)501(c)(6)$21 millionWashington, DC
22Association of American Railroads (AAR)501(c)(6)$53 millionWashington, DC
23Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)501(c)(6)$9.8 millionWashington, DC
24Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)501(c)(6)$41 millionWashington, DC
25Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)501(c)(6)$5.2 millionWashington, DC