WSWA Council for Leadership Development (CLD)


The Council for Leadership Development was created to educate and advance rising leaders in WSWA wholesaler member companies. The annual conference is planned by a committee comprised of member wholesaler volunteers who work with WSWA staff to help:


  • Build and educational foundation of essential policy, legislative, regulatory, marketing and trend information needed to advance attendees' careers.
  • Provide opportunities to make connections with wholesaler, supplier and service provider peers as well as current industry leaders, speakers, panelists and the WSWA staff/leadership team.
  • Enhance leadership, technology and management skills, industry fundamental knowledge, and more.



CLD Officers:


Chad Stone, Breakthru Beverage Group, CLD Chairman 


Hamilton Callison, Breakthru Beverage Group, CLD Vice Chairman


Philana Bouvier, Young’s Market Company, CLD Secretary


Lacey Sadoff, Badger Liquor, CLD Treasurer 


Robert Becker, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, CLD At Large Member 


Sara Harmelin, Allied Beverage Group, LLC, CLD At Large Member




Our many supplier and service provider partners make this member program possible. Past and present sponsors include:

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