The following committees have been established as a means to collaborate as a community with understanding and strategic thinking to elevate the commitment we make to our membership and our industry. We have great appreciation for the following members who have graciously extended their time and expertise to support the goals of the following committees.   


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Sarah Bettman, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Constellation Brands

Heather Cox, President, Certify My Company

Ingrid Hobbs, D&I Champion, William Grant & Sons

Erika Hopkins, Director, Culture & Corporate Social Responsibility, Republic National Distributing Company

Julie Kinch, Founder, JK Leadership Advisors

Marbet Lewis, Partner, Alcohol Beverage Group, Spiritus Law

Margo Miltenberger, VP, Controller, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Lauren Mutti, VP, Labor & Employment Counsel, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Meredith Nelson, Brand Manager, Marketing, Pernod Ricard USA

Clarice Turner, President, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Hillary Wirtz, Director of Diversity & InclusionBreakthru Beverage Group



Foundation Committee

Hannah Becker, Associate Attorney, GRAY | ROBINSON

Jennifer ChapinSales Director, Control & Northeast, Branca USA

Béatrice Cointreau, President & CEO, byBC Wines

Renata Franzia Price, National Chain Manager, Bronco Wine Company

Jennifer FriedrichsPA & DE State Market Manager, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Cindy Haas, VP, External Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Rachel HarrisVP, On-Premise, Beam Suntory

Natalie Henderson, Principal, Corporate Communications & PR, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Maggie Henriquez, President & CEO, Krug Maison de Champagne

Julie Kinch, Founder, JK Leadership Advisors

Dr. Kathryn LaTour, Associate Professor, Wine Services Marketing, Cornell University

Rhonda Motil, VP, Marketing, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Francie PurnellCorporate Director, Retirement Plans, Scholarships & Foundations, Republic National Distributing Co.

David Rudman, Executive Director- USA, Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Stacey TownsendDirector, Sales Training & Education - Spirits, Constellation Brands

Judy Viera, VP, Human Resources, Breakthru Beverage Group

Cindy WoodmanNational Brand Manager, Shaw Ross International Imports



Global Symposium Content Committee

Jan BarnesPrincipal, Jan Barnes Consulting, LLC

Elizabeth DeConti, Shareholder, GRAY | ROBINSON

Rachael Ellas, Consultant, Ellas & Associates, LLC

Michelle Mittelstaedt, Director of Business Development, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Media

Lyn NguyenCEO, Liquid Analytics

Juleca Oei, Senior Manager, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Jill PotterVP, Supplier Business Development, Republic National Distributing Company

Christina Rivera-GlennDirector of Sales & Hospitality, DAOU Vineyards & Winery