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

Danny Brager, SVP, Beverage Alcohol, Nielsen

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

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

Julie Kinch, Founder, JK Leadership Advisors

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

Meredith Nelson, Brand Manager, Marketing, Pernod Ricard USA

Clarice Turner, President, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Hillary Wirtz Director of Diversity & InclusionBreakthru Beverage Group


Membership Committee

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

Kimberly BonebrakeRegional Account Manager Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Avamarie Dally, Tasting Room Manager, Adirondack Winery

Rawnica Dillingham, Territory Manager - Ohio, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Jennifer Friedrichs, PA and DE State Market Manager, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

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

Kyle Rivera, Regional Sales Manager, Branca USA

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

Anna Wiand, Shareholder, GrayRobinson


Foundation Committee

Hannah Becker, Associate Attorney, GrayRobinson

Béatrice Cointreau, President & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines

Renata Franzia Price, National Chain Manager, Bronco Wine Company

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

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

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

Andrea McBride John, CEO & Co-founder, McBride Sisters Collection Inc. 

Robin McBride, President & Co-founder, McBride Sisters Collection Inc. 

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

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

Judy Viera, Vice President, Human Resources, Breakthru Beverage Group


Global Symposium Content Committee

Jan BarnesPrincipal, Jan Barnes Consulting, LLC

Elizabeth DeConti, Shareholder, GrayRobinson

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

Lisa Catanzaro, Senior Vice President, HR Strategy and Talent, Breakthru Beverage Group

Béatrice Cointreau, President & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines

Margareth (Maggie) Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne

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

Akiko Maeda, President & Managing Director, Bacardi Japan Limited

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

Chiara Soldati, Owner, La Scolca