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CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER

The SJB Group has appointed CHARLES-ARMAND DE BELENET as the new general manager for Champagne Bollinger.  Most recently he was with Pernod Ricard, where he was international Marketing Director of Martell, Mumm and Perrier Jouët.  De Belenet began his career with Bacardi-Martini as a product manager.  He is replacing JEROME...
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C MONDAVI & FAMILY

Mondavi has hired two new Vice Presidents for their marketing and sales teams: DAVID S. BROWN will assume the Sr. Vice President of Sales role, while MARK KOPPEN will take over as the new Vice President of Marketing.  Brown has held executive sales roles with Procter & Gamble, Johnson &...
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DIAGEO

KAITLYN STEWART, Bar manager at Royal Dinette in Vancouver, has been crowned Bartender of the Year 2O17 at the global competition in Mexico.  As the winner, she will serve as a Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador making cocktails at bars around the world.  She’s the ninth member of the World Class...
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ZONIN

The Italian wine company has hired MEGHAN CAREY as New England Regional Manager.  She has extensive experience on both on the supplier and distributor sides, having worked for Winebow, Farrell in Vermont and Ruby Wines.

CONSTELLATION BRANDS

SUSAN SOMERSILLE JOHNSON, Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc.,  has been elected to serve as a member of the board.

DEEP EDDY VODKA

MATTHEW PECHMAN has been appointed as Vice President of Marketing.  In this role he will be responsible for the leadership, development and execution of marketing strategy, programing and innovation for the entire Deep Eddy portfolio.  Most recently, Pechman was Vice President, Marketing and Innovation at Infinium Spirits. He also held...
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THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION

ANN OBENCHAIN has been named Marketing Director. In this role, she will develop and lead the strategic direction of all BA marketing activities, including membership, key events such as the Great American Beer Festival, sales of Brewers Publications titles and communications to support association priorities.

M.S. WALKER

TOM CONTE has been appointed as the company’s first Director of On-Premise National Accounts.  Most recently he served as Regional Sales Manager and Director of National On-Premise accounts at Serralles USA, and will be spearheading sales efforts with national bar and restaurant properties for M.S. Walker’s growing portfolio of nationally-represented...
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BROWN-FORMAN

The drinks company has named TOM VERNON as Woodford Reserve Global Brand Ambassador.  Additionally JACKIE ZYKAN has been certified as Master Taster of Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky.  Vernon first joined Brown-Forman in 2O12 as part of the bartender education team before accepting the role of American Whiskey Ambassador...
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THE WINEBOW GROUP

ARJUN DEWAN has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Wholesale East, overseeing the Northeast, New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.  Dewan was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Northeast.  Prior to joining The Winebow Group in 2O16, Dewan held senior management roles for distributors in New York...
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