Janet M. Scalese
Director, Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division
Janet M. Scalese is the Director of the Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). As director, Ms. Scalese supports TTB's mission of revenue collection and consumer protection by overseeing activities addressing the labeling, formulation and advertising of alcohol beverage products.
Ms. Scalese joined TTB's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, in 1983, as a chemist in the Beverage Alcohol Laboratory. After several months, she transferred to the Nonbeverage Products Laboratory (NPL) where she served as a chemist for 18 years and as the laboratory chief for 12 years. As the laboratory chief, Ms. Scalese developed innovative partnerships with regulated industry members and established an excellent working relationship with umbrella organizations. She raised her laboratory to a new level by developing standards and guidance for formula processing and providing those same tools to industry members.
TTB and industry leaders regularly consult with Ms. Scalese because of her expert-level comprehension of nonbeverage alcohol industry practices and manufacturing processes. She brings her knowledge of formula processing to ALFD and continues to stress the importance of customer service and the promotion of voluntary compliance.
Ms. Scalese holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.