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KCBS Announces New CEO Hire on The BBQ Central Show

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The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) announced their new CEO hire on The BBQ Central Show.

“The Board of Directors of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is pleased to announce Emily Detwiler as Chief Executive Officer,” the KCBS wrote on their Facebook page.

The BBQ Central Show Breaks News

The BBQ Central Show is a weekly live show and podcast that is syndicated all over the Internet. You can watch the BBQ Central Show on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, the show’s website, Twitter and more.

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The BBQ news was announced by the Kansas City Barbeque Society on a special Thursday edition of The BBQ Central Show, the longest-running BBQ show that’s also a podcast which publishes multiple times a week.

The BBQ Central Show and podcast has featured some of the biggest names and businesses in the BBQ industry which is why it has become an almost-mandatory stop on the BBQ publicity tour.

The BBQ Central Show Live on Tuesdays
The BBQ Central Show Live is live on Tuesdays.


Recently the American Royal chose to make their Hall of Fame Class of 2019 announcement LIVE on a special edition of The BBQ Central Show.

If you have a successful BBQ business, chances are you’ve been interviewed by BBQ Central Show host Greg Rempe.

About the New KCBS CEO

Emily Detwiler is a business and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in strategy development, branding, integrated marketing planning, partnership development, agency leadership, operating plan and budget development.

Emily Detwiler
Emily Detwiler

Emily Detwiler has worked with Smithfield, Hostess, Borden, Plugra and Retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Ahold Delhaize, Meijer, Hy-Vee, etc, according to the KCBS.

“I am truly honored to be selected as the Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City Barbeque Society,” Emily Detwiler said. “I look forward to leveraging my experiences in business, marketing, program development and partnership-building within the barbeque space to reignite the passion of the KCBS membership; strengthening and developing programs to grow KCBS into the future.”

Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)
Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)

The KCBS news press release continued: She has developed partnerships with leading brands such as Weber, Kingsford, E.J. Gallo, Twisted Tea, and Tabasco.

Emily holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Management from Drake University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri; where she has served on the MBA Advisory Board for +10 years. 

Emily was instrumental in developing and leading Smithfield’s experiential programs; with emphasis on driving awareness and engagement among NASCAR and BBQ fans for grilling.

Emily’s leadership and creativity, combined with key relationships developed across the sport of barbecue, led to the development of pitmaster ambassadors, key contest sponsorships, and a cooks program

Emily’s innovative and entrepreneurial mindset also led to the development of a Grant program to deepen the prize pools, and a unified National Championship program across sanctioning bodies. The programs that Emily developed have been key to drawing attention and investment in the sport from other leading brands.

Unlimited BBQ Samples at KCBS Event in San Diego

CaliBBQ.Media and owner Shawn Walchef are supporters of KCBS and any organization like them that strives to promote and improve BBQ.

The annual Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship is sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and takes place Sunday, Aug. 18 in Del Mar, California.

Top professional BBQ teams will compete in Del Mar at the Turf and Surf competition for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and sample their tastiest slow-smoked meats in hopes of winning the coveted People’s Choice award.

All-You-Can-Eat Championship BBQ, Seafood & Dessert samples are included and also 5 beer or non-alcoholic beverage tickets.

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