Tyler Rudd Named Wine Institute Central States Counsel
Wine Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Tyler Rudd to the position of Central States Counsel effective June 1, 2016. He assumes the position from Chuck McGrigg, who passed away in January after 42 years of service. As a member of the Wine Institutes State Relations Department, Rudd will be responsible for overseeing all legislative and regulatory matters in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
“Tyler is an experienced attorney who understands the challenges facing our industry,” said Robert P. Koch, Wine Institute President and CEO. “He has represented Wine Institute very capably as a contract lobbyist in Texas since 2009. His knowledge of the legislative and regulatory systems along with his hands on experience handling issues impacting our industry will serve our members well.”
Rudd is currently a partner in Rudd Attorneys PLLC, where he has focused his practice on lobbying Texas legislators and state agencies on behalf of a broad range of clients. His primary advocacy areas included alcohol regulation, occupational licensing requirements, industry regulation and incentives, financial and tax regulations, and property and water rights.
Rudd received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and his LLM in International Business Law from University College London. His office will be located in Austin, Texas.