Claire Celsi, director of public relations at Lessing-Flynn Advertising Co. in Des Moines, has been appointed chairwoman of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission, where she has served since 2010. She is a graduate of Drake University and a frequent lecturer at her alma mater, where she has taught in the College of Business and Public Administration and School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Celsi is also a member of Drake's School of Journalism and Mass Communications National Advisory Board.