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Vintage Wine Estates' Terry Wheatley Named to Forbes' '50 Over 50' List

Terry Wheatley, president of Vintage Wine Estates, has been named to Forbes second annual "50 Over 50" list.  The list spotlights dynamic female entrepreneurs who have achieved significant success in life, often overcoming formidable odds or barriers. Ms. Wheatley made the Forbes short-list of 50 women challenging age and gender norms within the Lifestyle category.

At 65, Ms. Wheatley was tapped to be the first woman president of Vintage Wine Estates in 2018. Three years later, she became the first woman to take a $200 million dollar U.S. wine company public. Wheatley has been in the wine industry for over 40 years and previously worked with E & J Gallo Winery and Sutter Home (now Trinchero Family Estates) before founding her own wine business, Canopy Management, in 2008. Wheatley also founded Wine Sisterhood, an online community for women to connect over wine.

Other women on the list include Billie Jean King, Supreme Court Justice Kentaji Brown-Jackson, Kris Jenner, Dolly Parton, Tory Burch, Sandra Bullock, LA Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss, Martha Stewart, Octavia Spencer and Tina Turner, among other notable figures.

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates snags Russell Motz from Republic National Distributing Company, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Supplier Business Development to be Senior Vice President of National Accounts, effective Nov. 14.

Ste. Michelle also hires Catherine Chambers as Vice President-Sales, West Region, effective Oct. 31. Chambers joins Ste. Michelle after an 11-year career with E. & J. Gallo Winery.

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