The Wine & Spirits Industry’s 38th annual gala benefitting the American Cancer Society took place on October 5th at the Pierre Hotel in New York. The evening honored Michael J. Keyes, President, North America Region, Brown-Forman Corporation. Bill Newlands, Chief Growth Officer for Constellation Brands, served as the emcee of the evening, and presented Keyes with the 2015 Dr. Louis Berger Memorial Award. The gala raised more than $550,000 in funds to further ACS’s research, education programs, advocacy and patient and family services. To date, the gala has raised more than $15.5 million.
Beth Keyes and Michael J. Keyes, Brown-Forman and 2015 Dr. Louis Berger Memorial Award recipient
The 2015 American Cancer Society Wine & Spirits Gala Committee
Dan Sisto, Larry Romer, Lou Schmettan, and Dave Foster, all SWS
Teresa Herbert, Patrón Spirits Company; and Richard Leventhal, Fedway
E. Lloyd Sobel, Empire Merchants; Connie Oehmler, Verity Wine Partners; and Michael Correra, Metro Package Store Association
Jason Glasser, Beverage Media Group; Jack Battipaglia, Southern Wine & Spirits; Corey Bronstein, Allied Beverage Group; Jody Slone-Spitalnik, Beverage Media Group; Neil Barnett, Fedway Associates; and John Devin, Empire Merchants North
Jay Johnson, Republic National Distributing Co.; Bob Hendrickson, Republic National Distributing Co.; Bryan Fry, Pernod Ricard USA; Scott Lammert, Republic National Distributing Co.; and Eddie Block, Republic National Distributing Co.
Alan Dreeban, Republic National Distributing Co.; Bill Newlands; and Tom Cole, Republic National Distributing Co.
Bill Newlands; Joe Hannon, SWS; and Carlo Coppola, Beam Suntory
Jon Maslin, R&R Marketing; Craig Wolf, WSWA; and Kevin Krapels, Fedway Associates
Wayne Chaplin and Harvey Chaplin, Southern Wine & Spirits
Michael Keyes and Bill Newlands, Constellation Brands (2014 honoree)