December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended


December 5, 2017 marks 84 years since the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and paved the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

WSWA Hires Three New Employees

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf today announced the hiring of three new team members across multiple departments.

Cassie Boehm was hired as Manager, Advocacy Communications. She will be responsible for planning and executing campaigns and programs that support the association’s government affairs team. Prior to joining WSWA, Cassie spent three years as a communications professional on Capitol Hill for former Senator Mark Kirk, and most recently as Communications Director for Rep. Tom Rice.

Ryann Squier was hired as Coordinator, Meetings and Conventions. Ryann joins WSWA from North Florida where she worked for Omni Hotels & Resorts, making her way through the Leader in Development program in Amelia Island, to a Sales Manager in Jacksonville. Prior to this, she was an Event Sales Coordinator at Love Catering, Inc., in Los Angeles.

Phoebe Warren was hired as WSWA’s Financial and Administrative Assistant. Phoebe received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Classical Civilization from the College of William & Mary in 2017. During her time at the college, she was a marketing intern for William & Mary Tribe Athletics and a McIntyre Fellow for the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

“WSWA is committed to effectively advocating for American, family-owned wholesalers. This wouldn’t be possible without strong engagement from our members and a dedicated and talented team of professionals. Cassie, Ryann, and Phoebe each add valuable skill sets across a variety of departments within WSWA, which will allow us to continue to provide the highest level of service to our members,”said WSWA President and CEO Craig Wolf.

To read each staff member’s full biography or for additional information about the association, Click here.

WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the U.S.  Visit to learn more.


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