Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc.

08/02/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2021 01:48

WSWA Names Two Future Industry Leaders to Council for Leadership Development

Aug 02, 2021
Washington, D.C.
Megan Iaccino of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and Alan Rosenberg of Republic National Distributing Company named as newest officers to CLD Board

Washington, D.C., 08/02/2021 - Today, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Iaccino, Brand Manager for Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and Alan Rosenberg, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Republic National Distributing Company, as the newest members of the associations Council for Leadership Development, a leadership role they will serve in for six years. They join Hamilton Callison, Lacey Sadoff, Robert Becker, and Sara Harmelin, as officers.

'The announcement of Megan and Alan's appointment comes just after a very successful CLD NextGen Summit, where next generation leaders held important conversations about the industry and its future' said Michelle Korsmo, WSWA President and CEO. 'I am confident under the added leadership of Megan and Alan, along with the rest of the officers, CLD will continue to amplify, educate and advance rising wholesaler leaders. We are thrilled to have them join the board.'

'There has been a sea-change in the wholesale industry over the last few years. Women now have a seat at the table, their voices are being heard and their input is being acted on. I am proud to be part of this change and continue to champion for future leaders,' said Iaccino, a second-generation family member at Great Lakes Wine & Spirits.

Iaccino is an industry veteran, beginning her career with Glazers Wholesalers and moving to E&J Gallo Winery. In 2013, she returned to Detroit and to Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, where she has held many progressive sales management positions. Iaccino previously served as one of the founding members of WSWA's Women's Leadership Council and is a proud member of the Women's Advocacy Committee with Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. She brings a necessary voice with extensive industry experience to the board.

'Given the rapidly changing legal challenges our industry is currently facing, whether it be antitrust concerns, cannabis expansion across the country, or DTC challenges, I'm incredibly excited to join the CLD Board and add a legal perspective to the team,' said Rosenberg.

Rosenberg joins the CLD board with over 28 years of legal experience. Before joining RNDC in 2016, he served as the Vice President, Legal & General Counsel, Americas and Global Chief Privacy Officer for the Recall Corporation, a global leader in the information management industry. Rosenberg also worked as a Vice President for LexisNexis. He brings extensive insight from the industry and regulatory world to the board.

The Council for Leadership Development was created to educate and advance rising leaders in WSWA wholesaler member companies. The annual conference is planned by a committee comprised of member wholesaler volunteers who work with WSWA staff to help:

  • Build and educational foundation of essential policy, legislative, regulatory, marketing and trend information needed to advance attendees' careers.
  • Provide opportunities to make connections with wholesaler, supplier and service provider peers as well as current industry leaders, speakers, panelists and the WSWA staff/leadership team.
  • Enhance leadership, technology and management skills, industry fundamental knowledge, and more.

About Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.

To learn more, please visit www.wswa.org or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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