WSWA Hires Colin Phillips As Manager, State Affairs

May 03, 2022
Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 05/03/2022 – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) today announced the hiring of Colin Phillips, who will join the state affairs team as a Manager. In his new role, Phillips will coordinate with local WSWA members and associations to advocate on wholesaler policy, as well as help manage daily beverage alcohol legislation tracking.


“WSWA is thrilled to welcome Colin to the team,” said Dawson Hobbs, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs. “Colin’s extensive knowledge and on-the ground experience of state legislatures and policy will benefit WSWA and its members as we continue to fight for smart, three-tier focused legislation.”


Prior to joining WSWA, Phillips worked as a Senior Legislative Aide for Ohio State Senator Tim Schaffer. In this role, he managed the office’s extensive policy and budget matters. Before working in the Ohio Senate, Colin previously served in Ohio’s Legislative Service Commission legislative fellowship and as a senior aide to Michigan State Representative Martin Howrylak.


“I’m excited to join the team and honored that I get to work with such knowledgeable individuals and wholesaler members,” said Phillips. “The services our members provide not only created the greatest beverage alcohol marketplace in the world, but they employ many Americans and support local economies. I’m ready to hit the ground running and fight for our members at the state level.”


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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