Leah Wong Ashburn
Leah is a second-generation family owner of Highland Brewing Company and serves as President and CEO. Highland is the largest brewery native to NC, the largest family owned brewery in the Southeast, and Asheville’s beer pioneer – the first brewery in Asheville since Prohibition. It was founded in 1994 by Leah’s father, Oscar Wong.
Leah grew up in New Jersey and mostly in Charlotte, and is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism.
During Leah’s time at Highland, the beer portfolio and brand have seen a revolution and connected their history to a new future.
Leah is married to Brock, Highland’s Engineer and Vice President, is a stepmother to two amazing young women, and has two cats who can do no wrong.
She is delighted that drinking Highland beer is considered PR, while drinking anyone else’s beer is Market Research.