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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-Oct. 4, 2020
Frank ColemanSenior Advisor To the Chief Executive Officer-Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ██████Chief Financial Officer-Oct. 4, 2020
██████ ███████Chief of Communications and Branding-Oct. 4, 2020
█████████ ████████Chief of Public Policy$216,534Oct. 4, 2020
███ ███ ███████Chief, Science and Health-July 12, 2019
████ ██████Chief of Strategic Initiatives-Oct. 4, 2020
████████ ██ ██████Chief Legal Officer-Oct. 4, 2020
█████ ███████████Chief of Resources Planning and Management-Oct. 4, 2020
████ ███████████Vice President, Office of Government Relations-Oct. 4, 2020
...and 37 more key personnel

Peer trade / professional associations and chambers of commerce

1Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)501(c)(6)$24 millionWashington, DC
2Medical Device MANUFACTURERS Association (MDMA)501(c)(6)$4.4 millionWashington, DC
3Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)501(c)(6)$9.7 millionWashington, DC
4Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)501(c)(6)$9.2 millionWashington, DC
5American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)501(c)(6)$8.6 millionWashington, DC
6Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)501(c)(6)$5.6 millionWashington, DC
7Sugar Association501(c)(6)$4.0 millionWashington, DC
8Farm Credit Council501(c)(6)$10 millionWashington, DC
9American Gaming Association (AGA)501(c)(6)$18 millionWashington, DC
10National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)501(c)(6)$4.6 millionWashington, DC
11American Public Transit Association (APTA)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
12National Petroleum Council (NPC)501(c)(6)$5.1 millionWashington, DC
13Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
14Institute of International Finance (IIF)501(c)(6)$34 millionWashington, DC
15National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce -- NGLCC (NGLCC)501(c)(6)$5.8 millionWashington, DC
16United State China Business Council (USCBC)501(c)(6)$4.8 millionWashington, DC
17Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA)501(c)(6)$6.1 millionWashington, DC
18American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)501(c)(6)$22 millionWashington, DC
19Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)501(c)(6)$7.7 millionWashington, DC
20Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA)501(c)(6)$3.9 millionWashington, DC
21Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)501(c)(6)$7.7 millionWashington, DC
22Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI)501(c)(6)$6.0 millionWashington, DC
23Reinsurance Association of America (RAA)501(c)(6)$9.2 millionWashington, DC
24National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)501(c)(6)$12 millionWashington, DC
25Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)501(c)(6)$28 millionWashington, DC