Meet the Board: Pamela Kindel Connors

Pam Kindel Connors

Pam Kindel Connors

A few weeks ago, at our annual conference in Portland, the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) welcomed its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  Today we’d like to introduce you to Pamela Kindel Connors.

A new member of SWE’s Board of Directors, Pamela Kindel Connors has over 28 years of industry experience in wine and spirits distribution as well as cruise line, casino, and restaurant operations—to include positions in management, training & development, and human resources. For the past 18 years, she worked Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits as a Regional HR Business Partner Director specializing in learning and development, talent management, organizational development, and mentor coaching.

Pam has been a member of SWE since 2003. In recent years she has served the Society in many ways, including volunteering at several conferences and serving as the Conference co-chair in 2008 and arranging for five culinary-based presentations at the 2015 Conference in New Orleans.

In her own words, Pam tells us her plans for the upcoming year: “It is such an honor to be elected to the Board of Directors!  I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with SWE over the past 16 years and watching the organization’s growth into making a global footprint in wine & spirts educational excellence!  With the opportunity to develop a broad range of industry experience, I hope to add a more diverse approach in the marketing and development of wine & spirits education within the organization.  Thank you and I am looking forward to serving!”

Pam holds is a Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). In addition, she holds the French Wine Scholar, Bordeaux Wine Educator, Spanish Wine Educator, and WSET III credentials. Welcome to the Board, Pam!

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