May 25, 2021, Santa Maria, CA – Miller Family Wine Company, a division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jamie McCreary as Director of Sales, Central Region.
McCreary brings over 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry to her new role with Miller Family Wine Company. After starting her wine career as a sales representative for two family-owned distributors, now RNDC NE, McCreary became the Wine & Spirits Department Manager for HyVee, Inc. McCreary went on to spend the next six years at Standard Beverage Corporation, working her way from Portfolio Director, Premium Wine to Vice President, Premium Wine to Vice President, Brand Management. In 2018, McCreary took on the role of Regional Manager for Wente Family Estates, responsible for managing regional business-to-business relationships, distribution, budgeting, and inventory management. During her first year, she increased net revenue by 15%, then consistently identified opportunities to increase sales and expand key accounts year after year, including 2020. Well-versed in all areas of wine and spirits, McCreary holds her WSET Level 2 and Intro to Sommelier certifications and is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, a Certified Wine Educator, and a Certified Specialist of Spirits.
As Director of Sales, Central Region for Miller Family Wine Company, McCreary will oversee 20 states, including such key markets as Texas and Colorado, using her extensive expertise in marketing and sales to drive growth in both the on-premise and retail channels.
“We are thrilled to have Jamie join our team,” says Crystal McIntyre, National Sales Manager. “Not only is Jamie a driven and reliable sales manager with a strong understanding of the market, but she possesses the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a team while successfully managing client relationships. I’m confident Jamie will be an invaluable asset to our team and I look forward to watching her excel in this role.”
Miller Family Wine Company
Miller Family Wine Company is a division of the Thornhill Companies – the industry-leading umbrella brand of one of California’s premier winegrowing families, the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations. The Thornhill Companies includes the prestigious Bien Nacido Estates and Miller Family Wine Company, which itself includes the management of acclaimed national branded wine labels, including Butternut, optik, J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry, Barrel Burner, and Volunteer wines, control label brands for prominent retailers across the U.S. and the French Camp vineyard in Paso Robles. For more information on Miller Family Wine Company, please visit www.millerfamilywinecompany.com.