MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”) — the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company — announced today that Barkley Stuart, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Board Director, has joined Women of the Vine & Spirits as the organization’s newest Advisory Board Member. Women of the Vine & Spirits is the only organization dedicated to the advancement and support of women’s careers in the alcohol beverage industry, gender-diverse teams and talent development industry-wide.
At Southern Glazer’s, Mr. Stuart works alongside Steven Becker, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Treasurer, to manage government affairs by providing representation at state and federal levels for both the company and the wholesale alcohol trade. Prior to the 2016 combination of Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s, he worked at Glazer’s, Inc. in roles ranging from E&J Gallo salesman to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Stuart has over 20 years of experience working in the wine and spirits industry.
“Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is not only a priority at Southern Glazer’s, but is part of our culture and values,” said Mr. Stuart. “Women of the Vine & Spirits has helped the industry make great progress in this area and I’m pleased to have an opportunity to contribute and support the organization as a member of its Advisory Board.”
“Barkley brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a long, historical commitment to diversity and inclusion, to our organization,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits. “Southern Glazer’s has been an amazing advocate and we are thrilled to have another one of their leaders advising our team and supporting our mission.”
Southern Glazer’s is the Founding Partner of Women of the Vine & Spirits and already has two executives serving on the Advisory Board – Mel Dick, President, Wine Division and Senior Vice President, Southern Glazer’s and Steve Slater, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Wine Division, Southern Glazer’s.
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.
About Women of the Vine & Spirits™
Women of the Vine & Spirits is a membership-based alliance that empowers and equips women worldwide to advance their careers in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium which will be held March 12 – 14, 2018 in Napa, California. For more information or corporate partnership inquiries, please visit womenofthevine.com or email email@example.com