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

Clarice Turner, President, Joseph Phelps Vineyards


Membership Committee

Danette Atsalis, Owner, Cape Cod Packaging Store

Monika Bielka-Vescovi, Director/President, Szkoła Sommelierów/ Women and Wine Association

Avamarie Dally, Tasting Room Manager, Adirondack Winery

Jennifer Friedrichs, Trade Development Manager, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Marbet Lewis, Partner/Owner, Spiritus Law

Stacey TownsendDirector, Sales Training and Education - Spirits, Constellation Brands, Inc.


Foundation Committee

Béatrice Cointreau, President & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines

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

Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Distinguished Professor of Wine, Professor of Management, Sonoma State University


Global Symposium Content Committee

Jan BarnesPrincipal, Jan Barnes Consulting LLC

Rachael Ellas, Consultant, Ellas and Associates LLC

Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Media


Global Membership Engagement Committee

Marilisa Allegrini, Chief Executive Officer, Allegrini Estates

Béatrice Cointreau, President & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines

Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, President, LVMH Estates & Wine Division / President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

Stevie Kim, Managing Director, VinItaly International

Stephanie J. MacLeod, Master Blender, John Dewar & Sons Ltd.

Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, Wine Critic, Journalist and Wine Writer