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Arlington, VA – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( announced today that Steven Casstevens has joined its national advisory board. Currently serving as chief of police for the Buffalo Grove Police Department in Buffalo Grove, IL, Casstevens brings more than 37 years of local and national law enforcement leadership to this position. is a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that leads the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. The organization’s national advisory board plays a vital role in assisting in the development and execution of the organization’s mission by providing critical insights and valuable expertise to the president and CEO, Ralph Blackman, the staff and member companies.

“Drunk driving and underage drinking are important safety issues that affect us all,” Casstevens said. “I admire the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s innovative and effective programs to make our roadways safe for everyone, and I look forward to working with the national advisory board to make these programs even stronger.”

Casstevens is vice president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he serves on several committees. He has been a consultant for Ford Motor Company and Technical Advisor on traffic safety for Allstate Insurance and the National Safety Council. In 2012, he led a select team from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in a first-of-its-kind project to develop a highway patrol agency and training academy for the Arab State of Qatar.

In addition to these roles, Casstevens is an adjunct instructor at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, and he has authored numerous articles for “Police Chief Magazine,” “Command Magazine,” “Law and Order” and “American Police Beat.”

He has won numerous local, state and national awards, including the two highest awards in the nation for highway safety, the J. Stannard Baker Award and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Public Service Award.

“Steven Casstevens is a leader and influencer among chiefs of police nationally and internationally,” said Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “He has worked tirelessly for more than three decades to make our roads safe, and we are looking forward to the valuable input and expertise he will add to our national advisory board.”


About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Formerly known as The Century Council, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 23 years, has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at


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