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State Wine Commission Head Steve Warner to Speak at Gonzaga Dean’s Business Forum Feb. 12

Posted on January 28, 2013 in: Academics, Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Lectures, Spotlight

Steve Warner, president of the Washington Wine Commission.

‘Washington State Wine: A Bright Spot for the State Economy’

SPOKANE, Wash. – Steve Warner, president of the Washington Wine Commission, will discuss “Washington State Wine A Bright Spot for the State Economy” at the Gonzaga University Dean’s Business Forum Breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.

Admission is $15 for the public, $5 for Gonzaga students, and includes a 7 a.m. continental breakfast. To register for the event, visit the following link:

Warner was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Washington State Wine Commission in February 2012. He came to the Commission from Merck & Co., Inc., where he was the managing director based in Bucharest, Romania. Prior to that, Warner held general manager and marketing positions in global and regional marketing in the Asia Pacific region. He also led teams while living in Seoul, South Korea, Bangkok, and several U.S. markets.

Warner holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from East Tennessee State University and a master’s of business administration in international business and finance from Rutgers University.

Born and raised in Washington state, Warner graduated from West Seattle High School before serving in the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command. He served first as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and then as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.

For more information, please contact AJ Hawk at (509) 313-7036 or via email.

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