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National Grape & Wine Initiative Elects New Board Chair, Tony Stephen; Re-Elects Officers and Board Representatives

Press Release

January 30, 2018

Wine Industry Network - The National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) held its Annual Meeting of Members on January 26, 2018, electing a new Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tony Stephen, and re-electing seated officers and Board representatives.

Commodity Sector Representatives

  • Rootstock/Nursery: Dan Martinez, Martinez Orchards, California
  • Vinifera Species: Vicky Scharlau, Washington Winegrowers
  • Raisins: Rick Stark, Sun-Maid Growers of California

Regional Representatives

  • California: Tom Smith, E&J Gallo Winery, California
  • Southwest: Al Wiederkehr, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Arkansas

At-Large Representatives

  • Jim Anderson, Missouri Wine & Grape Board
  • Nick Dokoozlian, E&J Gallo Winery, California
  • Ed Hellman, Texas Tech University
  • Marshall Miller, Thornhill Properties, California
  • Jason Smith, Paraiso Vineyards, California
  • Keith Striegler, E&J Gallo Winery, California

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