—David Parker of Benchmark Wine Group to Lead National Association of Wine Retailers—
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) has elected David Parker, owner and CEO of Benchmark Wine Group, as its president for the two-year term beginning January 2020. Devin Warner, President of Chicago Wine Company, was elected Vice President. John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman & Carmichael will serve as Secretary and Jeff Zacharia, President of Zachy’s Fine Wine will serve as Treasurer for the two-year term.
“I’m very proud to help lead NAWR, which includes the best independent fine wine retailers in America —all of whom are committed to helping bring fair trade and a level playing field to the wine retail channel in the United States,” said Parker. “Personally, my goals for this term are to continue to increase NAWR membership and support our efforts to work with legislators and members of the wine trade to assure a non-discriminatory set of state wine shipping laws benefitting both consumers and retailers.”
The other members of the NAWR Board of Directors include James Delaney—Founder, 24Seven Enterprises, Stacie Hunt—Owner of Splashpros, Daniel Posner—Owner of Grapes The Wine Company, Jamie Ritchie—Chairman, Sotheby’s Wine, and Jamie Wolff—Owner, Chambers Street Wine.
NAWR was founded in 2006 and represents progressive fine wine retailers from across the United States with the goal of protecting the interests and expanding opportunities for fine wine retailers. NAWR actively supports legal interstate shipment of wine to consumes and pursues that goal via education, litigation, and legislative efforts. For more information on NAWR see https://nawr.org.
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Tom Wark, Executive Director
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