ASEV Confirms New President and Board Members
On July 1, ASEV confirmed Nichola Hall of Scott Laboratories as the 2016-2017 Board president. She succeeds Mark Greenspan of Advanced Viticulture, Inc. to lead ASEV’s 11-member board.
Nichola currently serves as a technical consultant for all areas of enology with a particular focus on fermentation management, microbial nutrition, wine microbiology and analysis, and winery hygiene at Scott Laboratories. She’s been an ASEV member since 2003 and has served on numerous committees, including the Best Paper Awards Committee, Early Career Members Committee, Membership Committee, Exhibitor Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee and Best Student Paper Award Committee. She’s been a presenter and moderator at the National Conference and an invited speaker at national and international meetings. Nichola also serves on the American Vineyard Foundation Grant Management Committee and is a published author in international and trade publications.
Along with Nichola, ASEV has confirmed James Harbertson of Washington State University, Tri-Cities, as first vice president. Harbertson is also continuing as interim technical program director. We welcome our newly elected board members Merilark Padgett-Johnson from Santa Rosa Junior College as a new director and John Thorngate of Constellation Brands as second vice president. Tom Collins of Washington State University, Tri-Cities, was elected for a second term as secretary-treasurer. Board members continuing their current terms are: ASEV Science Editor Markus Keller of Washington State University, Prosser; Directors Lise Asimont of Francis Ford Coppola Presents; Kay Bogart and Anita Oberholster, both from the University of California, Davis; Patty Skinkis of Oregon State University, Corvallis; and Hans Walter-Peterson of Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York.