Kathie Durbin joined the Department of Liquor Control in 2002 where she developed a comprehensive outreach program focusing on the businesses licensed to sell/serve alcohol as well as the community. In 2007 her role was expanded to the Division Chief of Licensure, Regulation and Education and is responsible for alcohol licensing, alcohol policy, education, legislative initiatives and business compliance. She is certified by the State of Maryland as an Alcohol Server Instructor (RBS) and as a Substance Abuse Prevention Professional. Her current role as an alcohol regulator allows her to continue to play a leadership role on local, statewide and national alcohol related boards such as the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), Maryland Alcohol Licensing Association (MALA), Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) and the Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF). Kathie is considered an innovative leader in the field of Alcohol Policy and Regulation.