May 25, 2021, Santa Maria, California – 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 wine and spirits industry experience to his new role at Miller Family Wine Company. After starting her career in wine as a sales representative for two family distributors, now RNDC NE, McCreary became Director of the Wines and Spirits Department for HyVee, Inc. McCreary then spent the next six years at Standard Beverage Corporation , working in his own way. from Portfolio Manager, Premium Wines, to Vice President, Premium Wines, to Vice President, Brand Management. In 2018, McCreary assumed the role of Regional Director of Wente Family Estates, responsible for regional business-to-business relationship management, distribution, budgeting and inventory management. In her first year, she increased her net sales by 15% and then systematically identified opportunities to increase sales and expand key accounts year after year, including in 2020. Well versed in all areas of wine and spirits, McCreary holds his WSET Level 2 and Intro to Sommelier Certifications and is also a Certified Wine Specialist, Certified Wine Educator, and Certified Spirits Specialist.
As the Miller Family Wine Company’s Central Region Sales Manager, McCreary will oversee 20 states, including key markets like Texas and Colorado, using his extensive marketing and sales expertise to drive growth both on-site and in retail channels.
“We are thrilled to have Jamie join our team,” said Crystal McIntyre, National Sales Manager. “Not only is Jamie a motivated and reliable sales manager with a solid understanding of the market, but she has the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a team while successfully managing client relationships. I have no doubts that Jamie will be an invaluable asset to our team and I look forward to seeing her excel in this role.
Miller Family Wine Company
Miller Family Wine Company is a division of Thornhill Companies – the industry-leading umbrella brand of one of California’s leading wine families, the Miller family, who have farmed California’s Central Coast for five generations. The Thornhill companies include the prestigious Bien Nacido Estates and Miller Family Wine Company, which itself includes the management of acclaimed national brand wine labels including Butternut, Optik, J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry, Barrel Burner and Volunteer wines, brand control label for leading retailers across the United States and the French Camp vineyard in Paso Robles. For more information on Miller Family Wine Company, please visit www.millerfamilywinecompany.com.