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

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

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

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

Meredith Nelson, Brand Manager, Marketing, Pernod Ricard USA

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

Frances Gonzalez, President, Vegan Wines

Agnes Herczeg, Managing Director, Owner, Wine Treasury Kft

Mitzi Inglis​, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Jennifer RedaRegional Vice President Control, Mast-Jägermeister US

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


Foundation Committee

Hannah Becker, Associate Attorney, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Béatrice Cointreau, President & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines

Renata Franzia Price, National Chain Manager, Bronco Wine Company

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

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

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

Catherine Stanton Schiff, Director, National Accounts On-Premise, Edrington

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


Global Symposium Content Committee

Jan BarnesPrincipal, Jan Barnes Consulting, LLC

Elizabeth DeConti, Shareholder, GrayRobinson PA

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

Jill PotterVice President, Supplier Business Development, Republic National Distributing Company

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


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