Jackson Family Enterprises (JFE) today announced the promotion of Jeff Wesselkamper to the new position of executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for both JFE and Jackson Family Wines, Inc. (JFW). Previously the senior vice president and general counsel for the companies, Wesselkamper’s role has expanded and will now include leadership of legal as well as human resources and administration for all of the Jackson family’s wine businesses. He has been with the company for 14 years.
“Jeff is a thoughtful and respected leader and has a long history of success with our organization,” said Rick Tigner, president of JFE. “I look forward to his expanded leadership role and his ongoing partnership and collaboration.”
“It’s been a true honor to work for the Jackson Family all these years, and I’m eager to take on these additional responsibilities,” said Wesselkamper of his promotion. “I’m proud to work with our impressive executive team in fulfilling the vision of our late founder, Jess Jackson.
Prior to joining JFE in 1997, he was an associate with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins, in their Chicago, San Francisco and Menlo Park offices. Wesselkamper holds his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He lives in Sebastopol, CA with his wife Jill and two children, Ethan and Mia.
About Jackson Family Enterprises
Founded in 1982, Jackson Family Enterprises (JFE) is a family-owned company that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family’s portfolio comprises more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to their acclaimed California producers, JFE holdings include fine wines from France, Chile, Italy and Australia. Learn more online at www.kj.com.