Tom is Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Head of Government Affairs for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Since joining Ste. Michelle and the Washington wine industry in 2011, Tom has held various leadership roles in legal, regulatory, and corporate compliance and ethics functions. He has extensive knowledge of alcohol regulatory and sales and marketing law throughout the US and international markets. He uses a deep understanding of the commercial and legal landscape in the beverage alcohol industry to help Ste. Michelle respond to challenges, pursue business opportunities, and mitigate risk. Tom received his JD from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Established in 1933, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a leading Pacific Northwest wine company and among the most admired premium wine companies in the United States. As the largest wine company in Washington State, Ste. Michelle is rooted in an unwavering passion for producing the highest quality wines, delighting wine consumers, supporting our communities, and protecting the environment. Ste. Michelle sustainably farms 2,200 acres of estate vineyards in Washington and Oregon. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio features leading wineries from Washington including Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Columbia Crest, Eroica, Col Solare and Spring Valley Vineyard; A to Z, Erath, and Rex Hill from Oregon; and premier California wineries Conn Creek and Patz & Hall. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is also the exclusive import partner Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte from France.