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Washington Wine Industry Foundation elects new board members

Staff Writer

MOSES LAKE — The Washington Wine Industry Foundation announced in April the election of new members to its board of directors.

New to the board are Katie Nelson, Senior Director of Winemaking for Columbia Crest; Dennis Devitt, Washington’s first state-wide viticulturist for Wilbur-Ellis and Eileen Votteler, Director of Community Relations at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Returning to the board is Bill Shibley who “recently joined Basin Pacific Insurance as a Commercial/Agricultural Agent after 30 years in banking,” according to a press release.

The new members join current board members “Brian Carter, of Brian Carter Cellars; Paul Champoux, of Lady Hawk Vineyard; Roger Gamache, of Gamache Ag Services/Gamache Vintners; Joe Hattrup, of Hattrup Farms and Elephant Mountain Vineyards; Stephanie Meier, of Stoel Rives; Jamie Peha, of Peha Promotions; Simon Siegl, of Coefficient Consulting; Sherri Swingle, consultant and strategist and JJ Williams, of Kiona Vineyards and Winery,” stated the press release.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation officers for 2019 are chair Jerry Judkins-Smith of Inland Desert Nursery, vice chair Corina Davis of Merrill Lynch and secretary/treasurer Jordon McEntire of Bleyhl Co-Op.

Mark Wheeler of Saddle Mountain Vineyards and Carol Munro,of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates retired from the board this year.

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