Hospitality Business Management Paul Wise Distinguished Speaker Series

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Ms. Kristi Bowen

Sales Recruiting Manager, Eastern/MEGA Areas

E & J Gallo Winery


Kristi Bowen is a native of South Carolina, and currently resides in Sarasota, FL.  In 1996, Kristi went to work for the E. & J. Gallo Winery after earning a B.S. degree in Business Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Kristi has held multiple positions within the company and has served in many capacities over her 23-year career.


Kristi began her career with the Gallo Winery as a Retail Sales Consultant and then a District Manager in Orlando, Florida.  In 2000, Kristi was promoted to the Retail Field Marketing Manager covering north Florida.  After 2 years, Kristi started working for the Customer Development division within Gallo as an Account Manager.  She completed 2 different job rotations in this division.   Kristi began a new rotation in the Shopper Marketing division of Gallo in 2007, starting as the Trade Development Manager and then moving to Assistant Shopper Marketing Manager.


Kristi was able to follow her desire to be a college recruiter through Gallo’s Sales Recruiting organization and joined as Sales Recruiting Manager in August 2016.  Since then, Kristi has been responsible for representing our Sales Leadership Development Program in over 12 universities in the southeastern United States.  She continues to look for top talent at each school she visits!


Kristi earned her CSW and CSS certifications after passing the Society of Wine Educator’s Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Specialist in Spirits (CSS) exams.   


Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Purnell Hall, 115
Purnell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Community, Lectures and Programs



Hospitality Business Management


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