speakers 2018




 


“Jessica

Jessica Gaedke

Jessica Gaedke is vice president at The Nielsen Co., where she manages client development in the western US.



“Leslie


Leslie Sbrocco

An award-winning author, speaker, consultant and television host, Leslie Sbrocco is known for her entertaining and educational approach to wine. Voted one of the Top 100 most influential people in the American wine business, Sbrocco’s engaging personality, deep wine knowledge and unique ability to connect with readers and viewers are her trademarks.

She has written two books and is working on a third. As host of the PBS restaurant review series “Check Please! Bay Area” Sbrocco has won a coveted James Beard award, three Taste Awards, and three Emmy awards in the span of 11 seasons on air. She appears frequently on national television outlets and is a regular guest on NBC’s “Today Show.” She is currently filming “Taste This!,” a new digital drinks series for PBS.

Sbrocco has built wine programs for and consulted with companies such as Target, Virgin America Airlines, Harry & David and Kimpton Hotels.