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Strategic Council

The WOTVS Strategic Council was created to synergize leadership efforts, foster creative discussion and strategic direction, incorporating diversity management initiatives.  This council is made up of representative from our Charter, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Corporate Members. Our qualifying Corporate Member companies are responsible to submit qualified representatives for inclusion on the council based on the parameters tied to their leadership role established by WOTVS. The optimal goal is empowering and advancing women across each sector and all three-tiers of the beverage alcohol industry, ensuring we are all active and responsible supporters of inclusive practices and management. 

April Alejandro
Vice President, National Accounts - On Premise & Retail Sales, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Zavi Bailey
Business Resource Group Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Constellation Brands
Patrina Battle
Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture, Pernod-Ricard
Elizabeth Boyd
Vice President, WOTVS
Deborah Brenner
Founder & CEO, WOTVS
Chante Butler
VP, Inclusion and Diversity, Diageo
Carlos Butler-Vale
Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Constellation Brands
Kayla Campbell
Vice President, Total Talent, Diversity & Enterprise-wide Development, Pernod Ricard USA
Mahogani Chery
Head of Belonging Engagement & Transformation, Bacardi
Echò Dickerson
Manager, Positive Workplace Culture, RNDC
Patricia Dozier
Vice President, HR, East Region, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Erin Engels
Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Breakthru Beverage
Paula Golding
VP, Human Resources, Proximo Spirits
Ingrid Hobbs
Director of DEI, Global Brands and Corporate Functions, Beam Suntory
Erika Hopkins
VP, Culture, Social Responsibility & DEI, RNDC
Deloras Jones
Director Diversity Equity & Inclusion Global Talent Acquisition, Beam Suntory
Traci Lashley
Head of HR, USA, William Grant & Sons
Cynthia Lohr
Chief Brand Officer & Co-Owner, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jamey Martin
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO), Beam Suntory
Jen Martinez
Director of Human Resources, J Lohr
Stacy McMillan
Senior Director Off Premise Channel Marketing, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Rhonda Motil
VP, Marketing, J Lohr
Lauren Newcomb
Senior Manager, Communications and Corporate Citizenship, Heaven Hill
Dwight Phyall
Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture, Total Wine & More
Emily Rutter
VP, Human Resources, O'Neill Vintners
Barkley J. Stuart
Executive Vice President, Director, Government Affairs, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Devoreaux Walton
Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, RNDC
Tiara Chesmer-Williams
Vice President and Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at Moët Hennessy USA
Hillary Wirtz
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Breakthru Beverage Group
Heather Zyjewski
Manager DEI Programs Human Resources, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits