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Washington Wine Industry Foundation Appoints Three Board Members

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation appointed three new members to their Board of Directors. Along with the other nine board members, their focus is to build and maintain thequality and reputation of the Washington wine industry locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Cory Brown has served as the CFO of Long Shadows Winery since 2016 and has over 20 years of wine industry finance & operations experience. He began his career as founder and CEO of a natural products manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer, which he eventually sold. Since then, he has managed at a variety of small, but fast-growing companies as well as CFO/COO consulting.
  • Adam Ramirez is the president of Coventry Vale Winery where he has worked in various capacities since 2016. Prior to his time in the wine industry, Ramirez was a business and financial analyst, utilizing his B.B.A. in Accounting and Operations Technology Management from the University of Portland.
  • Craig Pacheco is a corporate attorney with Stoel Rives LLP. Craig has more than ten years of alcohol beverage industry experience on both the business and legal sides of the industry – experience that guides his counsel to alcohol beverage and hospitality industry clients on corporate transactions, distribution agreements and other commercial contracts, licensing, regulatory approvals, and compliance matters. Craig received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation provides solutions for the wine industry’s challenges, including the need for a future workforce that is well-educated and prepared to do great work. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program establishes, coordinates, manages, and promotes scholarships for students pursuing degrees in industry-related fields. The Scholarship Program is made possible thanks to generous supporters in the wine industry. To learn more, visit: www.washingtonwinefoundation.org.

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