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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed S. Neal Berube, president and CEO of Associated Food Stores, and Amanda Smith, former head of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, to four-year terms on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

Berube, a Republican, will replace Commission Chairman David Gladwell; Smith, a Democrat, will replace Constance White, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Both appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate. If approved, their terms will expire July 1, 2019.

Those on the seven-member commission help set liquor policy and rules, issue licenses and permits, and can suspend or revoke licenses for infractions.

"Neal and Amanda will be great assets to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission," Herbert said in announcing his appointments. "The commission will greatly benefit from Neal's expertise in retail management and Amanda's legislative and agency experience."

Berube previously served as vice president of AFS and president of Fresh Market Inc.

Smith served as leader of the DEQ for six years and was recently hired by the law firm Holland & Hart, an environment, energy and natural resources practice.

— Kathy Stephenson