Yakima Valley Visitors Bureau Annual Lunch

The Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau announces its Annual Lunch will occur May 24th in Downtown Yakima. Special guest presenter will be Steve Warner, the new Executive Director of  the Washington Wine Commission. Mr. Warner comes to the Commission from Merck & Co., Inc., where he was Managing Director based in Bucharest, Romania. Prior to that, he held General Manager and marketing positions in global and regional marketing in the Asia Pacific region and led teams while living in Seoul, South Korea; Bangkok, Thailand; and several domestic markets. Mr. 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, Mr. Warner graduated from West Seattle High School before serving in the United States military’s Special Operations Command, first as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and then as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy.

At the Annual Lunch, Mr. Warner will discuss the Commission’s new Strategic Plan, the future of Washington wine and its role in tourism.

In addition, the Visitors Bureau will present the Chairman’s Award to recognize outstanding contributions made by an organization or individual for generating economic vitality for the Yakima Valley.


When:  Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901

Cost:  $30

$200 per table of ten

RSVP: 509-575-3010 or reesha@visityakima.com

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