Bittersweet news from the Austrian Wine Marketing board in Vienna. We will miss Marie-Sophie greatly, but are excited to welcome the next chapter into our lives! Prost to a successful continuation of AWMB activities in the USA.
The 2016 Austrian harvest lies just ahead of us and will bring us not only very promising wines, but also a new contact as Head of Department Markets West. After two and a half years in this position, I [Marie-Sophie Lodron] will be on maternity leave from October onwards.
I am glad to report that you will be in the very best of hands: my successor has been recruited internally and is experienced and longstanding colleague. In her five years with the AWMB, Barbara Waxenegger has gained extensive experience of Project- and Event Management, Corporate Design and European Markets. After the successful completion of her Master studies in Events and Conference Management in London, she led the AWMB department for Press, PR & Online, Corporate Design and Project Management.
Barbara will be your main contact for all enquiries from today on, while I will support her until October 7th.
It has been a pleasure working with you and I am so very grateful for everything I have learned in the past few years. The world of wine is certainly not going to lose me, I will be happy to stay in touch and look forward to seeing you again soon, cheering with a glass of fine Austrian wine.