The Hess Collection has selected Linda Wish as Western division strategic retail manager, focusing on major chain accounts in several Western states, including California. She reports to Jill Goodrich-Collas, senior vice president, national sales manager.
In addition to California wineries including The Hess Collection, Artezin and MacPhail Family wines, Hess Family Wine Estates also includes Peter Lehmann from Australia, Amalaya and Colomé from Argentina and
Glen Carlou from South Africa.
Wish arrives at The Hess Collection from Young’s Market Company, where she most recently served as a key account executive, managing sales teams in California and Hawaii. She was nominated as YMCO Sales Executive of the Year in 2012 and earlier was Majestic Fine Wine National Chain Account Executive of the Year.
She began her career in Maryland with Reliable-Churchill and brings valuable perspectives to The Hess Collection from her work on-premise, broad-market, key accounts and in the club channel.
Wish is a graduate of American University in Washington DC.