Ep. 1168 Andrew Lucchesi & Meredith Williford | Get Us Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Welcome to Episode 1169 in which Steve Raye interviews Andrew Lucchesi and Meredith Williford, in this installment of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People, on the Italian Wine Podcast.

About today’s guests:
Andrew Lucchesi:
Born in Washington DC, Andrew Lucchesi studied environmental information systems at James Madison University and later obtained an MBA from Bologna Business School in Food & Wine. He has a strong background in technology and management consulting having worked as a Manager at Deloitte in both US and UK markets, within public and private sectors. He now works as an account manager based in Milan, Italy at a boutique international creative agency, The Armin Bar (NYC|Milan) – https://www.thearminbar.com/, focusing on the (re)launch of brands and products particularly in the Food and Beverage space and on the budding web3 ecosystem.

Learn more:
linkedin.com/in/andrew-f-lucchesi
Instagram: @aflucchesi

More about Meredith Williford:
Meredith Williford is a senior consultant and project manager with Diversity LAB in Milan, Italy, where she advises companies on diversity management, inclusive culture transformation, brand positioning, product development, strategic marketing, and best practices. The mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives in the workplace, facilitate the adoption of conscious policies to support and enhance talent, and promote consistent and effective external communication on matters related to equity, inclusion and diversity.

Based in Bologna, she midnights as a member of the founding team of Liberty & Plenty, a group of purpose and excellence driven craft distilleries located in the United States. The distilleries are owned and led by her mother, Tina Williford.

Prior to moving to Italy in 2020, she worked for ten years in labor, employment and immigration law, during which she was responsible for advisory and oversight of the firms’ strategic partnerships and key clients.

In 2021, she received her MBA in Food and Wine from Bologna Business School in Bologna, Italy.

Visit Meredith on LinkedIn and Instagram:
www.linkedin.com/in/meredithwilliford
https://www.instagram.com/mgracew_/
Visit Liberty & Plenty on its Website and Instagram:
https://www.libertyandplenty.com/
https://www.instagram.com/liberty_and_plenty/
Visit DiversityLab on its Website and Instagram:

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https://www.instagram.com/diversitylab/

To learn more visit:
Website: www.bevzero.com
Instagram: @thenonalcwinemaker
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-marie-winter/

More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!

To learn more visit:
Website: www.bevologyinc.com/

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Until next time, Cin Cin!

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