Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

SLO Vintners Hires New Executive Director


Date: 02/16/12

The San Luis Obispo Vintners and Growers Association has selected Heather Muran as its new Executive Director after a nationwide search to fill the position. Muran will succeed Becky Gray, who exited last month to work with MUST, a new community based non-profit whose goal is to raise funds for a variety of community needs.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to work with the SLO Vintners because there are so many extraordinary wineries, winemakers and proprietors in the San Luis Obispo region,” says Muran. “I’m looking forward to meeting the members and bringing awareness and visibility to the
area.”

Muran has worked in multiple facets of media, including advertising, sales, marketing, public relations, and social media. Her previous experience includes direct sales for Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, membership sales for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, business services with CoastHills Federal Credit Union, and most recently, marketing management for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. She has played an active role in the community and served on several non-profit boards, including the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach Five Cities and United Way of SLO County.

“Our board of directors met with Heather and is very excited to have her join our team,” says SLO Vintners Board Chair, Mike Sinor, of Sinor-LaVallee Wines. “We are looking forward to a very successful year and know Heather will continue the momentum in promoting the association.”

Founded in 1989, the SLO Vintners Association has grown significantly in recent years with 67 members. They have been successful with their direct to consumer marketing by hosting two annual events that tend to be “sold out” crowds, with auction and event revenues steadily rising over the years. There is a positive vibe in the organization as they continue to promote and enhance further prosperity of the SLO Wine Territory and the specific world renowned appellations that lie within that territory.

For more information visit www.slowine.com.

Region: Central Coast

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:40AM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55PM PST
- used barrels  •  Nov 20, 2014 at 12:40PM PST

latest real estate

- real estate  •  Nov 26, 2014 at 7:53AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:51AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 24, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 13, 2014 at 8:19AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 10, 2014 at 2:38PM PST

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 8:44AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 11:12AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:33AM PST
- used equipment  •  Nov 21, 2014 at 8:23AM PST

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Nov 19, 2014 at 9:09AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 15, 2014 at 9:18AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 14, 2014 at 12:25PM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 12, 2014 at 10:49AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Nov 10, 2014 at 12:32PM PST

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.