Oregon Wine Board names new executive director

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PORTLAND -- The Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association today announced Tom Danowski has been chosen as the executive director of the state's largest organization representing Oregon's $2.7 billion wine industry.

Danowski, a native of the Northwest and graduate of the University of Oregon, was chosen by the OWB's board of directors from a field of more than 120 candidates. For the past two years, Danowski has managed a strategic marketing consulting business in the Seattle area. He has extensive marketing experience, including positions as director of winery marketing at Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest Wine Estates, the Northwest's largest wine producer and one of the industry's most admired brands.

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