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2018 Speakers

Jane Gladstone

Senior Managing Director, Evercore

Jane Gladstone heads Evercore's financial services corporate advisory business and has over twenty-seven years of investment banking experience. Jane has been named one of the Top 50 Rainmakers on Wall Street by Dealmaker magazine, one of the Top 50 Most Influential People by Bloomberg, and was Ranked #3 by Institutional Investor 2016 Fintech Finance 35.

Sandra Taylor

President and CEO, Sustainable Business International

Sandra Taylor is the president and CEO of Sustainable Business International, a consulting business that assists food, beverage and consumer products companies at various stages of environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice.

Gloria Maroti Frazee

Wine Educator and Consultant, GloriaVino LLC

Gloria Maroti Frazee creates content that weaves learning, storytelling and marketing to build relationships between wine producers and wine lovers. During her 20+ years at Wine Spectator and Gallo, she worked with hundreds of winemakers from around the world to refine their messaging for live and video presentations.

Meesha Rosa

Senior Director, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst

Meesha Rosa manages Catalyst’s Corporate Board Services, which works to advance women into the corporate boardroom through candidate assessment and preparation. In this role, Meesha coordinates communications with companies, corporate board governance organizations, and associations that are committed to corporate board diversity.

Meesha speaks at numerous events about women on boards, and she also conducts presentations on women of color in corporate management. She had worked on Catalyst’s Censuses in her former role in the Research Department documenting the status of women in leadership.

Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini - Altesino

Guided Wine Tasting

Elisabetta acquired her first winery in the Chianti Classico region in 1997 and a few years later, a long-standing property in Montalcino. In 2002, her growing appreciation of the Montalcino region led to the purchase and renovation of Altesino, which is now considered one of the top producers of Brunello in Tuscany.

Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle - Lapostolle and Clos Apalta

Guided Wine Tasting

Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle de Bournet is the great granddaughter of Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, the creator and founder of the famed French spirit, Grand Marnier.

Alexandra envisioned Chile’s enormous potential to produce fine wines from its exceptional terroir in Apalta, where she founded Lapostolle and a few years later, in 1997, Clos Apalta. Under Alexandra’s dedicated vision, Lapostolle has been a pioneer in the wine industry in Chile, and today they continue to elevate the region through the production of premium quality wines with a strong emphasis on eco‐minded sustainability.

Anne Moreau - Domaine Louis Moreau

Guided Wine Tasting

Since September 1994, Anne has been responsible for Domaine Louis Moreau’s public relations and has spearheaded the winery’s expansion into export markets such as Norway, Sweden, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, USA, India and Brazil. Today, she serves as the winery’s Sales and Communications Manager.

Anne has also been involved in the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) since 2012, first as a member of the Communication Commission and, since January 2018, as its Vice President.

Louisa Rose - Yalumba and Hill-Smith Family Vineyards

Guided Wine Tasting

During her 25-year career at Yalumba, Louisa has become one of the world’s most respected winemakers – forging an identity for Australian Viognier, challenging perceptions of Barossa Shiraz, leading her viti- and vinicultural teams to ever greater heights and giving up her nights, weekends and spare moments for the betterment of Australian wine.

Louisa is heavily involved in judging at Australian and international wine shows and is an active member of Barossa winemaking fraternity The Barons of Barossa. She is also a Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute and Chair of The University of Adelaide Alumni Council.