TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26, 2017 – Young’s Market Company today announced that President Rick Gillis has joined Women of the Vine & Spirits as an Advisory Board Member.

Women of the Vine & Spirits is guided under the purview of an advisory board of notable industry professionals – both women and men – committed to fostering gender diversity and talent development across the alcohol beverage industry.

“Rick Gillis has long shown his commitment to diversity and inclusion in our industry,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits. “Young’s Market Company has been dedicated to our shared mission of advancing and supporting women in the alcohol beverage industry and I look forward to having Rick’s guidance and support on our Advisory Board.”

“I am honored to join the Advisory Board for Women of the Vine & Spirits because Young’s Market Company is committed to develop and advance women leaders,” said Rick Gillis, President, Young’s Market Company. “We share Deborah Brenner’s vision for creating valuable opportunities for our industry’s women leaders to make strong connections and advance their careers.”

Rick Gillis will attend the inaugural Women’s Initiative Summit in New York City on September 13.

Young’s is proud to sponsor membership of its employees in Women of the Vine & Spirits, including members of the company’s Women’s Partner Network Group:

Jennifer DePaola, Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
Philana Bouvier, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Jessica Kirby, Vice President, National Accounts
Chantelle Roche, Vice President, Wine Portfolio Operations
Melissa Venglass, Senior Director, Wine Portfolio Operations
Susan Hwang, Director, Sales & Planning
Erin Brown, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Amy Lee, Manager, National Accounts
Valerie Vaughn, Vice President, Sales
Julie Matson, Vice President, Wine Sales & Marketing


About Women of the Vine & Spirits
Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large. Guided by an advisory board of top executives in the alcohol beverage industry, Women of the Vine & Spirits offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 13-15, 2017 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.

About Young’s Market Company
Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of wines, spirits and select beverages in the western United States. Young’s employs more than 3,000 people and operates in 10 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Young’s is committed to representing client partners with professionalism, adding value to customers, creating a culture of respect among employees, and having a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities where Young’s operates. Young’s employees live by four longstanding core values: Integrity, Family, Quality, and Entrepreneurial Spirit. For more information, visit www.youngsmarket.com. Follow us on social media: Instagram and Twitter @youngsmarket_co and Facebook at www.facebook.com/YoungsMarketCompany.