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Crimson Wine Group names Adam Howell chief financial officer. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting, for the Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed wine company that he joined in 2018.

Colleeen Frei was hired as executive director of Washington Winegrowers Association, effective Jan. 1, 2024, succeeding Vicky Scharlau, who has held the position since 1999. Frei was a partner at Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S. for 18 years, focusing on agriculture, water rights, business and succession planning, and has served on community boards and state and professional groups bringing extensive nonprofit leadership.

Brassfield Estate Winery hired Chris Baker as its new president. He joins from Daou Family Estates where as senior vp he rebuilt the national sales team.

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