Charleston Wine + Food wrapped one other profitable 12 months after a 12 months hiatus in the beginning of the month. The pageant made massive adjustments, together with proof of vaccination or unfavorable COVID-19 check and a relocation of Culinary Village from historic Marion Square to Riverfront Park in North Charleston.
On March 18, W+F introduced one other massive change: long-time govt director Gillian Zettler has departed the pageant group after 9 years for a brand new govt place.
“My association with this amazing team, in this incredible city, has been a highlight of my career,” mentioned Zettler. “Leaving is bittersweet, but I have all the confidence in the organization and its people. I know they’ll continue to ground their work in patience, gentleness, kindness, and love. It’s exciting to imagine handing the baton to another passionate leader.”
“Gillian’s leadership of this organization over the last nine years has strengthened its balance
sheet and its programming, and reflected a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion,”
mentioned board chair Mamie Bush. “We could not be more proud of her work or more thrilled for
her new opportunity.”
The W+F board will announce an interim director and can quickly begin the seek for a everlasting govt director.
“Our 2022 festival was a huge win,” mentioned Bush. “And the work starts now to create even more
value in ‘23. The board has full confidence in the festival’s team to keep this momentum going.”
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