SGWS Names Emerging Leaders

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits —the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—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. The program culminates with a strategic capstone project where participants work to solve a real-world business challenge.

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, these 19 were selected to be part of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program:

  • William Ballew, Florida
  • Ryan Jove, Florida
  • Christina Broeker, Florida
  • Cindy Leonard, Arizona
  • Gabriel Delgado, MO/KS/IA
  • Keegan Mastroe, New York
  • Marisa DeMartino, Florida
  • Carlos Osma, Texas
  • Amanda Doucett, Washington
  • Matthew Phillips, Indiana
  • Brian Gossett, Washington
  • Steward Prato, California
  • Marc Hyder, Texas
  • Courtney Rios, New York
  • Mary Jauregui, Ohio
  • Carlos Rivera, Florida
  • Ryan Sass, Illinois
  • Kevin Scott, Nevada
  • Diane Winter, California


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