The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) recently welcomed five new board directors to the team: Bill Shibley, Stephanie Meier, Bradley Walker, Simon Siegl, and Mark Wheeler.
WWIF is a nonprofit that focuses on meeting the needs of the grape and wine industry including scholarships, education, outreach, research and other information. The foundation works in partnerships to accomplish the activities identified as priorities by the industry. The new board members each have a skill set to assist the foundation in helping Washington wine industry grow.
Stephanie Meier, attorney at Stoel Rives LLP, is an associate in the corporate group of Stoel Rives LLP and focuses her practice in the area of food and beverage law. She advises alcohol beverage industry clients in all aspects of state and federal licensing and permitting, post-licensing regulatory compliance, local and national marketing promotions (including state and federal regulatory limitations and alternative structures), state and federal label and packaging compliance, state and federal tax issues (including TTB audits), contracts (including alternating proprietorships and leases) and distribution issues. She also has experience with corporate issues related to alcohol beverage industry clients and conducting trademark searches and advising clients regarding clearance. Meier is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2008, cum laude), Seattle University School of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL Certificate, 2000), Whitman College (B.A., 1998) and attended IES Freiburg/Universität in Frieburg, Germany (1997).