Who & What --

R&D Brewing, Raleigh, N.C., promotes Rachel Hamilton Peterson to chief operating officer.  She formerly served as director of marketing at the brewery.

Kentucky Distillers Association selects Chris Morris of Brown-Forman as chairman.  jessica Pendergrass of Heaven Hill will serve as vice chair, Kaveh Zamanian, founder of Rabbit Hole Distillery as secretary, and Ryan Ashley of Four Roses as treasurer.