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WSWA President And CEO Craig Wolf To Step Down This Summer

January 26, 2018

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) president and CEO Craig Wolf will step down June 30 after 18 years of service at the organization. The WSWA executive action committee has begun a search for a successor to Wolf, who will make an announcement regarding his future plans at a later date.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work within the beverage alcohol industry in general and in the wholesale tier in particular,” Wolf said. “In so many ways, distributors represent the American dream—family businesses, grown over time through hard work, passed on to the next generation, yet always at the forefront of technology, innovation and continuing to responsibly deliver the variety and choice that makes the American market the envy of the world.”

During Wolf’s tenure, the WSWA Political Action Committee has grown from $341,000 a year to $1 million annually, backing candidates in both parties who support issues important to wholesalers. Both federal and state affairs missions have expanded under Wolf’s leadership, the WSWA noted, as has the WSWA Annual Convention & Exposition, which has experienced seven straight years of growth. Wolf is also credited with spearheading the WSWA’s State Law Database, an industry-leading research tool used by wholesalers, suppliers, associations and attorneys nationwide, among other initiatives.—Daniel Marsteller

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