Wine Institute picks new chairman

From the San Francisco Business Times

The Wine Institute, which represents California wineries that produce 85% of U.S. wines, elected Ray Chadwick of Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines as its chairman for fiscal 2009-2010.

... Chadwick, who has been Napa-based Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines’ president and CEO since 2001, steps down July 1 to become a non-executive member of the DC&E’s board, according to the Institute and Diageo. That move was part of a broader reorganization announced in early March.

Also elected to the group’s board were Tom Klein of Healdsburg’s Rodney Strong Vineyards as first vice chairman; David Kent of the San Francisco- and Livermore-based Wine Group as second vice chairman; Kathleen Heitz Myers of St. Helena’s Heitz Wine Cellars as treasurer; and José Fernández of Constellation Wines U.S. as secretary.

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