Who & What --

Jessica Pendergrass, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Heaven Hill Distilleries. has been elected chair of the 143-year-old Kentucky Distillers Association.

The KDA Board named Ken Lewis of New Riff Distilling as Vice Chair; Gigi DaDan, General Manager of Louisville Distilling Co. as Secretary; and Ryan Ashley, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Distillery Operations at Four Roses as Treasurer.

Skurnik Wines & Spirits Hires Scott Stewart as General Manager in California, succeeding . Stewart joins from Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, most recently as VP-Sales & Marketing.

Jeff Chaney joins Alma Rosa Winery as Vice President of Sales. Most recently, he held the position of general manager at Grimm's Bluff Winery for six years.

Memento Mori Announces key promotions amid significant growth. Lauren Lori is named director of sales. Scott Gray is named private client manager. Travis Rutherford, previously client relations manager, is promoted to estate manager and director of operations.