Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

2017 Keynote Speakers, Moderators, Panelists
Marilisa Allegrini - Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates

Marilisa Allegrini

Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates
BIO
Heather Alper - Vice President, Supplier Management & Business Development, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Heather Alper

Vice President, Supplier Management & Business Development, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
BIO
Annette Alvarez-Peters, AIWS, CWE - Asst. Vice President/GMM - Beverage Alcohol, Costco Wholesale

Annette Alvarez-Peters, AIWS, CWE

Asst. Vice President/GMM - Beverage Alcohol, Costco Wholesale
BIO
Rachel Ashley, Ph.D. -  Vice President of Wine Production, Treasury Wine Estates

Rachel Ashley, Ph.D.

Vice President of Wine Production, Treasury Wine Estates
BIO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Susana Balbo - Founder & Owner - Susana Balbo Wines

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Susana Balbo

Founder & Owner - Susana Balbo Wines
BIO
Jan Barnes - Vice President Group Brand Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Jan Barnes

Vice President Group Brand Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
BIO
Kristen Barnhisel, M.S. Food Science/Enology - Winemaker, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, U.S.A.

Kristen Barnhisel, M.S. Food Science/Enology

Winemaker, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, U.S.A.
BIO
Mary Barrazotto  - Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, North & Latin America Regions, Brown-Forman

Mary Barrazotto

Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, North & Latin America Regions, Brown-Forman
BIO
Susan Sokol Blosser - Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery

Susan Sokol Blosser

Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery
BIO
Philana Bouvier - Senior Vice President, New Business Development, Young's Market Company

Philana Bouvier

Senior Vice President, New Business Development, Young's Market Company
BIO
Deborah Brenner - Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Deborah Brenner

Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits
BIO
Gwen Chappell - Director, Beverage Sourcing for Global Procurement, MGM Resorts International

Gwen Chappell

Director, Beverage Sourcing for Global Procurement, MGM Resorts International
BIO
Béatrice Cointreau - Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Admirable Family Vineyards

Béatrice Cointreau

Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Admirable Family Vineyards
BIO
Jane Creed - President and Chief Executive Officer, WineShop At Home

Jane Creed

President and Chief Executive Officer, WineShop At Home
BIO
Rachel Espersen - Creative Programming & Partnerships - INTERSECT BY LEXUS | NYC

Rachel Espersen

Creative Programming & Partnerships - INTERSECT BY LEXUS | NYC
BIO
Sara Fasolino, Certified Cicerone®, CSW, CS, AM -  Senior Manager, Beverage, Brinker International

Sara Fasolino, Certified Cicerone®, CSW, CS, AM

Senior Manager, Beverage, Brinker International
BIO
Sara Floyd, MS - Co-Owner, Swirl Wine Brokers & Luli Wines

Sara Floyd, MS

Co-Owner, Swirl Wine Brokers & Luli Wines
BIO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeff Fromm - Partner at Ad Agency Barkley, President of FutureCast

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeff Fromm

Partner at Ad Agency Barkley, President of FutureCast
BIO
Gina Gallo - Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Gina Gallo

Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery
BIO
Marlene Gordon - Vice President, General Counsel North America, Bacardi NA Corporation

Marlene Gordon

Vice President, General Counsel North America, Bacardi NA Corporation
BIO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeffery Tobias Halter - President, YWomen

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jeffery Tobias Halter

President, YWomen
BIO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Margareth (Maggie)   Henriquez - President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez

President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne
BIO
Amy Hoopes - President, Wente Family Estates

Amy Hoopes

President, Wente Family Estates
BIO
Chris Indelicato - President and Chief Executive Officer, Delicato Family Vineyards

Chris Indelicato

President and Chief Executive Officer, Delicato Family Vineyards
BIO
Nicole Bierig Jordan - Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Analytics, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Nicole Bierig Jordan

Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Analytics, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
BIO
Vanessa Kay - Senior Vice President, Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart USA

Vanessa Kay

Senior Vice President, Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart USA
BIO
Susan Kostrzewa - Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Susan Kostrzewa

Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
BIO
Maggie Lapcewich - Executive Vice President Integration, Breakthru Beverage Group

Maggie Lapcewich

Executive Vice President Integration, Breakthru Beverage Group
BIO
Dianne Laurance - Founder, Laurance Wines

Dianne Laurance

Founder, Laurance Wines
BIO
Molly Murphy MacGregor - Founder, National Women's History Project

Molly Murphy MacGregor

Founder, National Women's History Project
BIO
Victoria MacRae-Samuels - Vice President, Operations, Maker's Mark® Distillery

Victoria MacRae-Samuels

Vice President, Operations, Maker's Mark® Distillery
BIO
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela - Chief Executive Officer and Founder, House of Mandela

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, House of Mandela
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Lisa Mattson - Director of Marketing & Communications, Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Lisa Mattson

Director of Marketing & Communications, Jordan Vineyard & Winery
BIO
Elizabeth McCall, CSS - Woodford Reserve Master Taster & Senior Quality Control Specialist, Brown-Forman

Elizabeth McCall, CSS

Woodford Reserve Master Taster & Senior Quality Control Specialist, Brown-Forman
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Catherine McDaniel - Vice President, Federal Affairs for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)

Catherine McDaniel

Vice President, Federal Affairs for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)
BIO
Stephanie J. Macleod - Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons Ltd.

Stephanie J. Macleod

Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons Ltd.
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Wendy Nyberg - Vice President Marketing, Trinchero Family Estates

Wendy Nyberg

Vice President Marketing, Trinchero Family Estates
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K.D. Organ - Assistant Winemaker, Chateau Ste Michelle / Winemaker, Anew Wines

K.D. Organ

Assistant Winemaker, Chateau Ste Michelle / Winemaker, Anew Wines
BIO
Kelly Poulsen - Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Distilled Spirits Council

Kelly Poulsen

Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Distilled Spirits Council
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Brandy Rand - President, U.S., International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Brandy Rand

President, U.S., International Wine & Spirits Research (IWSR)
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Rachel Roberts - Vice President, Global Marketing Operations., Beam Suntory

Rachel Roberts

Vice President, Global Marketing Operations., Beam Suntory
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Ben Salisbury - President, Salisbury Creative Group, Inc.

Ben Salisbury

President, Salisbury Creative Group, Inc.
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Caley Shoemaker - Head Distiller at Hangar 1 Vodka, Proximo

Caley Shoemaker

Head Distiller at Hangar 1 Vodka, Proximo
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Anna Smaga-Trzaskalska - Wine Entrepreneur & Consultant, Poland

Anna Smaga-Trzaskalska

Wine Entrepreneur & Consultant, Poland
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Joy Sterling - Partner/Chief Executive Officer, Iron Horse Vineyards

Joy Sterling

Partner/Chief Executive Officer, Iron Horse Vineyards
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Adam Strum - Editor in Chief and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Adam Strum

Editor in Chief and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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Jane Thomson - Founder & Managing Director, The Fabulous Ladies' Wine Society

Jane Thomson

Founder & Managing Director, The Fabulous Ladies' Wine Society
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Kim Weed, MBA, SHRM-SCP - Senior Manager of Organizational Development and Compliance, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Kim Weed, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Senior Manager of Organizational Development and Compliance, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
BIO
Tim Widnes - Wine & Beer Buyer, Whole Foods Market

Tim Widnes

Wine & Beer Buyer, Whole Foods Market
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Jackie Wilcox - Director of Business Development, Republic National Distributing Co.

Jackie Wilcox

Director of Business Development, Republic National Distributing Co.
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Hillary Wirtz, CSS - On Premise Business Manager, Breakthru Beverage Group

Hillary Wirtz, CSS

On Premise Business Manager, Breakthru Beverage Group
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Jennifer Jo Wiseman, M.S. - Vice President of Consumer and Product Insights & Development, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Jennifer Jo Wiseman, M.S.

Vice President of Consumer and Product Insights & Development, E. & J. Gallo Winery
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