Quick Questions: Kyle Swartz

Kyle Swartz is the new Associate Editor in the Beverage Group, working on Cheers, StateWays and Beverage Dynamics. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we cornered him and asked the following quick-fire questions.

How did you find out about our company? What drew you to this job?

I found out about this company via indeed.com during my job search. What drew me to this job was the potential to work with both digital and print media, especially the latter — and, of course, the opportunity to learn more about, and become active in, the beverage alcohol industry.

What’s your favorite part of working in the beverage group?

My favorite part so far has been the opportunity to take charge of the magazines’ social media accounts. It’s an area of media I’m very interested in, and taking on this responsibility has been both a challenge and a pleasure.

What’s the best experience you’ve had so far working here?

The best experience so far is, without a doubt, the press trip I just returned from, which took place in Sydney, Australia. The city was wonderful, filled with extremely nice people, who returned my brand new iPhone within 10 minutes of me leaving it behind near the Opera House. Bacardi put on a fantastic event there, and I learned much about global cocktail culture.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy community service (being a member of Rotaract, the young adult version of Rotary), sports, reading, writing, and seeing friends. I am a bookworm, and a die-hard Boston sports fan.

Favorite movie of all time?

It’s difficult to pick just one, so I’ll list two: The Usual Suspects, and No Country For Old Men (which is also a great book, highly recommended).

Cats or dogs?

Cats, though I’m not really a pet person in general.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars, but only episodes 4-6.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I played tuba in the UConn marching band during college.