Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Introduces 2017 Emerging Leaders Program Participants

Southern Glazer's 2017 Emerging Leaders Program Participants (Photo: Business Wire)

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MIAMI & DALLAS--()--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that 19 employees have been selected for its 2017 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The ELP is the Company’s flagship leadership development program. It is designed to:

  • develop and prepare participants for increased leadership responsibilities and success throughout their career at SGWS, and;
  • cultivate a pipeline of diverse leadership talent supporting Southern Glazer’s succession planning to drive a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The ELP involves an intense 18-month learning journey comprised of multiple leadership courses (online, in-person and virtual), as well as mentoring and coaching. Participants will be enrolled in leadership and developmental courses throughout program from schools such as Florida International University, University of Notre Dame, and the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School, to name a few. The program culminates with a strategic capstone project where participants work to solve a real-world business challenge. At the end of the program, graduates walk away with a more enriched understanding of their full potential and Southern Glazer’s business.

“Developing future leaders is a critical element of our business strategy as we continue to drive growth and innovation at the Company,” said Brad Vassar, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Glazer’s. “This Emerging Leaders Program is one example of our commitment to providing career and leadership development opportunities for our people, which ultimately helps us exceed expectations for our suppliers and customers.”

A total of 174 employees from across the Company applied to participate in this year’s program, representing various job functions, selling divisions, and career levels. After an extensive multi-step selection process which included executive panel interviews, presentations and assessments, the 19 individuals below were selected to be part of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.

William Ballew

Florida

  Ryan Jove

Florida

Christina Broeker

Florida

  Cindy Leonard

Arizona

Gabriel Delgado

MO,KS, IA

  Keegan Mastroe

New York

Marisa DeMartino

Florida

  Carlos Osma

Texas

Amanda Doucett

Washington

  Matthew Phillips

Indiana

Brian Gossett

Washington

  Stewart Prato

California

Marc Hyder

Texas

  Courtney Rios

New York

Mary Jauregui

Ohio

  Carlos Rivera

Florida

Ryan Sass

Illinois

  Kevin Scott

Nevada

Diane Winter

California

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

Contacts

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC
Lee Brian Schrager, 305-625-4171, ext. 1040
Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Mobile: 786-417-5164
Email: leeschrager@sgws.com
or
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC
Cindy Haas, 305-625-4171, ext. 1166
Senior Director, Public Relations
Mobile: 786-498-7640
Email: cynthia.haas@sgws.com

Release Summary

19 Southern Glazer's employees have been selected for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program - the Company’s flagship leadership development program.

Contacts

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC
Lee Brian Schrager, 305-625-4171, ext. 1040
Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Mobile: 786-417-5164
Email: leeschrager@sgws.com
or
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC
Cindy Haas, 305-625-4171, ext. 1166
Senior Director, Public Relations
Mobile: 786-498-7640
Email: cynthia.haas@sgws.com