2019 Presenters

These experts know the value of a distribution strategy. Access to these speakers means that your craft beer, wine, cider, mead or spirits business will finally get answers to questions that will solve your distribution challenges and get your product on the path to market. Invest in proven solutions from successful industry leaders.

2019 Presenters


Jeff Amrein

CEO Extract Wellness LLC

Gabe Barkley

Chief Executive Officer MHW, Ltd.

Paula Barmore

Co-Owner Noosh Nosh and Anoosh Bistro

Deborah Brenner

Founder & CEO Women of the Vine & Spirits

Brook Bristow

Owner Bristow Beverage Law

Steve Brooks

Director of Beverage Development & Purchasing Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar

Heather Cox

President Certify My Company

Jeff Crowe

General Manager of Visitor Experience Heaven Hill

Ralph de Chabert

SVP, Chief Diversity and Global Community Relations Officer Brown-Forman

Kathleen DiBenedetto

Senior Director, Trade Engagement Beam Suntory

Jordan Egbert

Sales Representative CO Duvel USA

Michael Fairbrother

Founder & Head Mead Maker Moonlight Meadery LLC

Tom Flanagan

Founder Irish Boy Ventures

Guy Genoud

Owner Brasserie Provence

Michael Gray

Division Manager, Business Spirits Republic National Distributing Company

David Jackson

SVP Trade Relations, Chief Operations Officer National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

Dr. J Jackson-Beckham, PhD

Inclusion & Equity Strategist, Craft Beer for All Executive Director, Craft x EDU; Diversity Ambassador, Brewers Association

Ginger Johnson

Connector and Author gingerjohnson.com

Rhonda Kallman

Founder Boston Harbor Distillery

Randy Larson

Owner Spirits of Norway Winery

Stacy Lauter, CSS, WSET, Executive Bourbon Steward

Director, Sales Finance Republic National Distributing Company

Carole Lawson

Chief Data Officer/Partner Creekstone Creative CEO and Founder Craft Wine Association

Marbet Lewis

Partner, Alcohol Industry Group Spiritus Law

Laura Lodge

Owner/Consultant Distribution Insight

Michael Minton

Owner Dauntless Distributing

Jarrett Mitchell

Founder & Inventor Cobra Verde

Ted Mitzlaff

Co-Founder & CEO Goodwood Brewing

Mark Moseler

Founder Northern Latitudes Distillery, LLC

Bruce Nissen

Co-Founder LDB Beverage Company

Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder PNSA & The Bourbon Women Association

Shane Rietow

Senior Vice-President Commercial Operations Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

Clay Robinson

Co-Founder/CEO Sun King Brewing Company

Brian Rosen

President BevStrat

Bart Schaneman

Cultivation & Extraction Reporter Marijuana Business Daily

Jim Schembre

Co-Founder Craftroads Beverage

Steffani Scheurich

Owner/Founder High Spirits Marketing, LLC

Christina Shinn

Vice President of Business Development LDB Beverages

Steve Soble

Founder Burnt City Brewing and District Brew Yards

Eric Van Drunen

Owner and Winemaker charlie and echo

Julie Verratti

Co-Founder Denizens Brewing Company

Pete Weiss

Marketing Manager Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Jennifer Wheatley

President HR Affiliates

Brad Williams

Vice President, Purchasing & Product Development Liquor Barn/Party Mart

Jeff Wuslich

President & Co-Founder Cardinal Spirits