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Kistler Vineyards names Leila Pearson vp-sales and marketing, a new position.

Tequila Herradura names William Brooks global brand ambassador and appoints KLG PR its public relations firm.

Garrard County Distilling Co. names Lisa Wicker master distiller. Her 20 years of experience includes lead distilling roles at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company, Samson & Surrey, Limestone Branch, and Starlight Distillery.

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits promotes Jamey Bellan executive vp/general manager-Texas. Bellan succeeds Matthew Metz, who was recently promoted president, Central Region.

Domaine Carneros hires Allison Wilson as director of vineyard operations. She joins from Cliff Lede Vineyards, rising from Viticulturist to Director of Vineyard Operations.

Aperture Cellars promotes Hillary Sjolund to director of winemaking.

Compass Box Whisky Co. names Jeff Popkin president, Americas. He will report to Maurice Doyle, CEO, and joins from Stoli Group, where he was vp-sales.

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