WSWA Hires Audrey Ramsden as Manager for State Affairs

Jun 14, 2022
Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 06/14/2022 – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) announced the hiring of Audrey Ramsden, who will join the state affairs team as a manager. In her new role, Ramsden will coordinate with local WSWA members and state associations to take action on wholesaler policy.


“WSWA is excited to have Audrey join our state affairs team,” said Dawson Hobbs, executive vice president, government affairs. “She brings a breadth of knowledge to the association, including an extensive understanding of challenges heavily regulated industries face. I have no doubt Audrey will be a great asset for our members and a valuable part of WSWA.”


Ramsden began her career as a legislative aide in the Colorado Senate. She then moved into public affairs and corporate PAC management roles in the utility and energy sector. Ramsden left the corporate world to start a consulting business, and then moved in-house with Politicalworks, a Colorado based lobbying firm.


Ramsden received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Pacific Lutheran University and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.


“I’m thrilled to join WSWA as a manager for state affairs. My career experience thus far has provided me with the necessary tools to assist WSWA member companies and state associations continue to navigate the political and regulatory landscape,” said Ramsden. “I know there will be a lot to learn in this industry, but I’m ready to get to work!”


About Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America 

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 United States.   


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