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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Introduces 2017 Emerging Leaders Program Participants

Monday, February 6, 2017 9:00 am EST

Congrats to our @sgwinespirits 2017 Emerging Leaders!

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that 19 employees have been selected for its 2017 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The ELP is the Company’s flagship leadership development program. It is designed to:

  • develop and prepare participants for increased leadership responsibilities and success throughout their career at SGWS, and;
  • cultivate a pipeline of diverse leadership talent supporting Southern Glazer’s succession planning to drive a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The ELP involves an intense 18-month learning journey comprised of multiple leadership courses (online, in-person and virtual), as well as mentoring and coaching. Participants will be enrolled in leadership and developmental courses throughout program from schools such as Florida International University, University of Notre Dame, and the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School, to name a few. The program culminates with a strategic capstone project where participants work to solve a real-world business challenge. At the end of the program, graduates walk away with a more enriched understanding of their full potential and Southern Glazer’s business.

“Developing future leaders is a critical element of our business strategy as we continue to drive growth and innovation at the Company,” said Brad Vassar, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Glazer’s. “This Emerging Leaders Program is one example of our commitment to providing career and leadership development opportunities for our people, which ultimately helps us exceed expectations for our suppliers and customers.”

A total of 174 employees from across the Company applied to participate in this year’s program, representing various job functions, selling divisions, and career levels. After an extensive multi-step selection process which included executive panel interviews, presentations and assessments, the 19 individuals below were selected to be part of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.

William Ballew


  Ryan Jove


Christina Broeker


  Cindy Leonard


Gabriel Delgado


  Keegan Mastroe

New York

Marisa DeMartino


  Carlos Osma


Amanda Doucett


  Matthew Phillips


Brian Gossett


  Stewart Prato


Marc Hyder


  Courtney Rios

New York

Mary Jauregui


  Carlos Rivera


Ryan Sass


  Kevin Scott


Diane Winter


About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at

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