2016 Symposium Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Stephanie Gallo - Vice President of Marketing E.&J. Gallo Winery

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Stephanie Gallo

Vice President of Marketing E.&J. Gallo Winery
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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
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER                Lynda Spillane - Public Speaking Coach & Speechwriter for Heads of State, Presidents,  CEOs and Executives The Persuasive Word Inc.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Lynda Spillane

Public Speaking Coach & Speechwriter for Heads of State, Presidents, CEOs and Executives The Persuasive Word Inc.
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Marilisa Allegrini - Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates

Marilisa Allegrini

Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates
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Eric Asimov - Chief Wine Critic, The New York Times

Eric Asimov

Chief Wine Critic, The New York Times
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Gillian Ballance, MS - Education Manager, Treasury Wine Estates

Gillian Ballance, MS

Education Manager, Treasury Wine Estates
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Jan Barnes - Vice President Group Brand Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Jan Barnes

Vice President Group Brand Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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Mary Barranco - Vice President National Training Director, Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc.

Mary Barranco

Vice President National Training Director, Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc.
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Nikki Mason Bazzo - Account Executive, American Wine and Spirits

Nikki Mason Bazzo

Account Executive, American Wine and Spirits
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Tina Boyle - Beer, Wine & Spirits Buyer, Costco

Tina Boyle

Beer, Wine & Spirits Buyer, Costco
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Colleen Brennan - Vice President, National Accounts On Premise, Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Colleen Brennan

Vice President, National Accounts On Premise, Rodney Strong Wine Estates
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Deborah Brenner - Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Deborah Brenner

Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits
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Karena Breslin - Vice President, Digital Marketing, Constellation Brands Inc.

Karena Breslin

Vice President, Digital Marketing, Constellation Brands Inc.
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Ashley Ceraolo - Vice President of Marketing, Digital & Social Media, California Pizza Kitchen

Ashley Ceraolo

Vice President of Marketing, Digital & Social Media, California Pizza Kitchen
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Laure Colombo - Winemaker, Vins Jean-Luc Colombo

Laure Colombo

Winemaker, Vins Jean-Luc Colombo
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Anita Cook-Motard - Director of Strategic On Premise Accounts, CSW, GPE, Glazer’s

Anita Cook-Motard

Director of Strategic On Premise Accounts, CSW, GPE, Glazer’s
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Alison Crowe - Winemaker,  Picket Fence, Garnet Vineyards

Alison Crowe

Winemaker, Picket Fence, Garnet Vineyards
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Kristen R. Decker - President, Global Wine Company, Inc.

Kristen R. Decker

President, Global Wine Company, Inc.
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Jennifer DePaola - Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Young’s Market Company

Jennifer DePaola

Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Young’s Market Company
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Melissa Devore - Vice President of Wine Buying, Total Wine & More

Melissa Devore

Vice President of Wine Buying, Total Wine & More
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Barb Egenhofer - Senior Vice President Human Resources Wine & Spirits Division, Constellation Brands Inc.

Barb Egenhofer

Senior Vice President Human Resources Wine & Spirits Division, Constellation Brands Inc.
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Rachael Ellas - Northwest Region Vice President, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Rachael Ellas

Northwest Region Vice President, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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Danielle Frank - National Accounts Director, Casinos, Moët Hennessy USA

Danielle Frank

National Accounts Director, Casinos, Moët Hennessy USA
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Gina Gallo - Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Gina Gallo

Senior Director of Winemaking, E. & J. Gallo Winery
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Kelly Gamble - Vice President, Human Resources, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Kelly Gamble

Vice President, Human Resources, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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Sue Gannon - Vice President ,Human Resources North America and Global Marketing, Beam Suntory

Sue Gannon

Vice President ,Human Resources North America and Global Marketing, Beam Suntory
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Violet Grgich - Proprietor, Vice President Operations, Grgich Hills Estate

Violet Grgich

Proprietor, Vice President Operations, Grgich Hills Estate
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Cathy Huyghe - Hungry for Wine (author), Forbes.com (columnist), Enolytics (co-founder)

Cathy Huyghe

Hungry for Wine (author), Forbes.com (columnist), Enolytics (co-founder)
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Alison Jerden - Senior Director of Human Resources for Sales and Distributors, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Alison Jerden

Senior Director of Human Resources for Sales and Distributors, E. & J. Gallo Winery
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Rebecca Jensen Running - Vice President National Accounts, Infinium Spirits

Rebecca Jensen Running

Vice President National Accounts, Infinium Spirits
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Vanessa Kay - Senior Vice President  Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart USA, Moët Hennessy USA

Vanessa Kay

Senior Vice President  Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart USA, Moët Hennessy USA
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Kristina Kelley - Director of Public Relations, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Kristina Kelley

Director of Public Relations, E. & J. Gallo Winery
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Karen King - Director of On Premise Development, Winebow

Karen King

Director of On Premise Development, Winebow
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Susan Kostrzewa - Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Susan Kostrzewa

Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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Tammy LaNasa - Director of National Accounts, Fetzer Vineyards

Tammy LaNasa

Director of National Accounts, Fetzer Vineyards
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Sandra LeDrew - Wine & Spirits Industry Executive

Sandra LeDrew

Wine & Spirits Industry Executive
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Kari Leitch - Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Kari Leitch

Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
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Cynthia Lohr - Owner, Trade and Brand Advocate, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Cynthia Lohr

Owner, Trade and Brand Advocate, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
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Helen Mackey, DWS - Vice President, Darden Enterprise, Beverage Strategy and Innovation Darden

Helen Mackey, DWS

Vice President, Darden Enterprise, Beverage Strategy and Innovation Darden
Victoria MacRae-Samuels - Vice President of Operations, Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc.

Victoria MacRae-Samuels

Vice President of Operations, Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc.
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Meridith May - Publisher/Editorial Director The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal, The Clever Root

Meridith May

Publisher/Editorial Director The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal, The Clever Root
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Cristina Mariani-May - Co-Chief Executive Officer, Banfi Vintners

Cristina Mariani-May

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Banfi Vintners
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Simeen Mohsen - Vice President, Strategy & Integration, Vintages by Harlequin

Simeen Mohsen

Vice President, Strategy & Integration, Vintages by Harlequin
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Roberta Morrell - Sr. Consultant, Morrell & Co.

Roberta Morrell

Sr. Consultant, Morrell & Co.
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Donna Morris - Proprietor, Winderlea Vineyard

Donna Morris

Proprietor, Winderlea Vineyard
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Jaclyn Nelson - Merchandising Buyer, Wine & Spirits, Target Corporation

Jaclyn Nelson

Merchandising Buyer, Wine & Spirits, Target Corporation
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Maeve Pesquera - Director of Wine, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Maeve Pesquera

Director of Wine, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
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Rachel Seder - Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition/Diversity & Inclusion, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.

Rachel Seder

Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition/Diversity & Inclusion, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
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Rita Seguin - Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Diageo North America

Rita Seguin

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Diageo North America
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Susan Sokol Blosser - Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery

Susan Sokol Blosser

Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery
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Leslie Sbrocco - Wine Educator, Author, Consultant, Speaker, LJS Productions

Leslie Sbrocco

Wine Educator, Author, Consultant, Speaker, LJS Productions
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Guy Noel Stout, MS - Corporate National Accounts, On Premise, Glazer's

Guy Noel Stout, MS

Corporate National Accounts, On Premise, Glazer's
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Dr. Liz Thach, MW - Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management, Sonoma State University

Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management, Sonoma State University
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Clarice Turner - Senior Vice President , GM Americas Business, Starbucks

Clarice Turner

Senior Vice President , GM Americas Business, Starbucks
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Margo Van Staaveren - Winemaker & General Manager, Chateau St. Jean

Margo Van Staaveren

Winemaker & General Manager, Chateau St. Jean
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 Beth von Benz - Wine Consultant, MVB Consulting

Beth von Benz

Wine Consultant, MVB Consulting
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Sommer Walker, CSS - National Accounts, Bacardi USA

Sommer Walker, CSS

National Accounts, Bacardi USA
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Josh Wand - Founder & Motivator in Chief, Force Brands (FoodForce/ BevForce)

Josh Wand

Founder & Motivator in Chief, Force Brands (FoodForce/ BevForce)
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Carolyn Wente - Fourth Generation Winegrower & Chief Executive Officer, Wente Vineyards

Carolyn Wente

Fourth Generation Winegrower & Chief Executive Officer, Wente Vineyards
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Terry Wheatley - Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Vintage Wine Estates

Terry Wheatley

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Vintage Wine Estates
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Tim Widnes - Wine Buyer, Whole Foods Market

Tim Widnes

Wine Buyer, Whole Foods Market
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Chrissy Wittmann - Director of Winemaking, General Manager

Chrissy Wittmann

Director of Winemaking, General Manager
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