Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry.


George F. McCarthy* (Grant Review Chairman) / Corby Spirit and Wine / Greenwich, CT


Ralph D. Aguera* / Brown-Forman (Retired) / John’s Creek, GA

Vice Presidents

Barry Becton* / DIAGEO / Washington, DC

John Bodnovich* (Communications Committee Chairman) / American Beverage Licensees / Bethesda, MD

Mike Donohoe* / Jim Beam Distilling (Retired) / Alameda, CA

Peggy Donovan* / (Secretary) Breakthru Beverage Group (Retired) and Foundation Secretary / Spring Hill, FL

Bill Slone* / Beverage Media Group / New York, NY

*The Executive Committee

Foundation Officer

Miki Akimoto / Senior Vice President / U.S. Trust, Bank of America

Senior Advisory Committee

Steve Bellini / Sidney Frank Importing Co. / New Rochelle, NY

Dr. Peter Cressy / Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. / Washington, DC

Bill Earle / National Association of Beverage Importers / Washington, DC

Raymond R. Herrmann, Jr. / Charmer-Sunbelt Group / New York, NY

Gerry Ruvo / Campari America / San Francisco, CA

Craig Wolf / Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America / Washington, DC


Tim Condron / Agave Loco

Donna Hood Crecca / Technomic Inc.

Don Pydo / Breakthru Beverage Group

Aura Reinhardt / Bacardi

Jack Shea / Pernod Ricard USA

Jody Slone-Spitalnik / Beverage Media

Suzanne Riga / Greens Beverages

Communications & Partnership Development

Dori Bryant / Glorious Spirits LLC / Tarpon Springs, FL