June 18 | 6:30 p.m.
Okanagan College Penticton Campus
Room: PC 113
583 Duncan Avenue West
Join us for the fourth event in a series of informative lectures with experts in the wine industry. Wine Talks 4 will feature a keynote presentation from Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine.
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Hosted by Liquidity Winery and Okanagan College, the Wine Talks series seeks to deliver domestic and international perspectives on wine marketing and emerging opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON STATE WINE
Steve Warner was appointed as President & CEO of the Washington State Wine Commission in February 2012. Steve came to the Commission from Merck & Co., Inc., where he was the Managing Director based in Bucharest, Romania. Prior to that, he held General Manager and marketing positions in global and regional marketing in the Asia Pacific region and led teams while living in Seoul, South Korea; Bangkok, Thailand; and several domestic markets.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in biology, Steve holds a master’s of business administration in international business and finance from Rutgers University.
Born and raised in eastern Washington State, Steve graduated from West Seattle High School before serving in the United States military’s Special Operations Command, first as a Sergeant in Pararescue and then as a Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy Special Operations.