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Wine Business Alumni Council

Giving back to grow future colleagues and leaders

Our Mission

Our purpose is to create, strengthen, and broaden relationships, working from within the wine industry for the purpose of networking, mentoring, and promoting to past, present and future students the prestige of the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute. We do this by:
  • connecting students with alumni and faculty;
  • fostering two-way communication; and - 
  • facilitating consideration of the industry's needs in the work of the Institute.
The Alumni Council Board

President: Brian Shapiro, Stryker Sonoma Winery
Vice President: Dylan Karahalios, City of Santa Rosa
President Emeritus: Paul Finn, Paul Hobbs Winery
Marketing & Alumni Outreach: Jenna Riggan, Amcor Limited
Secretary & Finance: Alissa Russell, Littorai Winery
Sonoma State Cellars Liason: Kimberly Finnie, La Tortilla Factory
Council Members
Deney Raike, VML Winery
Stephanie Peachey, Vintage Wine Estates
Joseph Lozinto, Jr., Jordan Winery
Brian Teaff, Sebastiani Winery

Contact WBIAC at

Wine Business Institute Alumni Council montageThe Wine Business Alumni Council collaborates with the Sonoma State Alumni Association. Show your support by becoming a member and connect with university wide alumni activities.
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1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 • 707-664-2377