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Yakima, WA: Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), the largest grower-owned hop supplier to the brewing industry, is pleased to announce Chuck St. Mary as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  

Chuck St. Mary joined YCH as Global Corporate Controller in October 2022. He has worked with the team in making significant contributions toward improving visibility into cost structures and making significant process improvements in grower payments, and the annual audit process among many other contributions. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading all finance functions at YCH globally, including Tax, Treasury, Accounting, and Financial Planning and Analysis.  

“Chuck has exceptional accounting skills and impressive experience as a CFO.  His knowledge and understanding of pool accounting are uniquely rooted in an intimate understanding of the hop industry,” says YCH Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Hopkins. “He is clear and direct.  Chuck has built a strong professional relationship with me, our Executive Leadership Team, the members of our Accounting and Finance teams as well as our Board of Directors.” 

St. Mary graduated from Central Washington University where he studied Accounting & Supply Chain Management, and Information Technology. He has over 15 years of executive management experience, 10 years of accounting management experience, and holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Washington. Before joining YCH, he served as the CFO for Borton & Sons Inc. in Yakima, Washington. “I’m honored and excited to start this journey, and I will do everything I can to fulfill the role in the manner that this company, its owners, and all of the businesses we support deserve,” he says. 

“I am confident that Chuck will provide a balanced approach to strategically leading the finances of our company long into the future.  Chuck is going to be an exceptional CFO for Yakima Chief Hops,” adds Ryan Hopkins. 

Chuck St. Mary, is named as new Yakima Chief Hops Chief Financial Officer




Yakima Chief Hops

YCH is a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier with a mission to connect brewers with family hop farms. Operating for more than 30 years, we have become leaders of innovation, quality and customer service. We are a resource for brewers, providing industry-leading research and products. We are advocates of sustainability and meaningful social causes, working to support the communities around us. https://www.yakimachief.eu

Bryan Pierce  
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer