2021 Presenters

2021 Keynote Presenters


Nick Buzzell

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Spirits Network

Lester Jones

Chief Economist National Beer Wholesalers Association

Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder Bourbon Women Founder & President Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates

2021 Presenters


Melissa Autilio Fleischut

President and CEO New York State Restaurant Association

Dan Betzler

Category Manager for Wine and Spirits SpartanNash

Latiesha Cook

Co-Founder, President & CEO Beer Kulture

Andrew Coplon

Founder Secret Hopper Founder Craft Beer Professionals

Ingrid Cornehl

CEO ByQuest

Sean Dolan

General Manager MassMutual Center Arena & Convention Center

Theresa Dorr

Direct to Consumer, Hospitality, Market Strategy & Direct to Consumer Club Consultant VinoShipper

Nicole Eilers

Marketing Director Iowa Wine Growers Association

Taylor Foxman

Founder & CEO The Industry Collective

Eric Franco

Partner RAYO

Susanne Fullerton

Co-Founder Fullerton Wines

Darlene Gagnon

Founder WeKinnect Global Branding Agency Founder Kinetic Promotional Product Services

Andres Gomez

Director, Food & Beverage MGM Resorts International – Detroit

Kathleen Inman

Owner, Winemaker & General Manager Inman Family Wines

Josh Jacobs

Co-Founder and CEO Speakeasy Co.

Quinton Jay

Proprietor Bacchus Wine Shop (BWS) Founder and Managing Director Bacchus Consulting Group (BCG)

Jennifer Lawson

Chief Civic Innovation Officer Points of Light

Marian Leitner-Waldman

CEO & Founder Archer Roose

Courtney McKee

CEO Headframe Spirits

Daniel Meeks

Writer & Hospitality Professional

Dave Oz

Creator & Owner Bathtub Gin

Sean O’Leary

Irish Liquor Lawyer

Airelle Peters

Owner Black Mermaid Beer Lifestyle Brand

Ben Reese

Owner Lionheart Coffee Company

Julie Rhodes

Owner – Educator – Business Coach Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions

Jennelle Root Martell

Co-Chief and Overseer of Order South City Ciderworks

Brandon Schwartz

President DRNXMYTH

Donald Seitz

National Program Director – Craft Beverage The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Eric Thelen

Founder and CEO Oznr

Ryan Thompson

Founder 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company

John Urlaub

Owner Rohrbach Brewing Company

Talia Vernon Spera

Vice President, Festivals & Live Events Next Glass, Inc.

Tom Wark

Executive Director National Association of Wine Retailers

Jennie Weiland

Managing Director, Small Business PayneWest Insurance

Lisa Wicker

President & Head Distiller Widow Jane Distillery