Southern Wine & Spirits of America Appoints Ashley Del Ricco to Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Role
Miami, Florida, April 7, 2014 - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)-the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor-today announced the appointment of Ashley Del Ricco as Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility for Southern. Ashley will join the Strategic Programs Group (SPG) supporting Southern Wine & Spirits corporate, divisional and functional leaders. She will report to Stephen Von Oehsen, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, and her appointment was effective February 24, 2014.

Ashley comes to Southern with more than six years of agency and client experience in highly regulated industries. Her background is in traditional public relations, content marketing, digital and social media strategy, and issues and crisis management. Ashley is a native Floridian, but has spent most of her professional career in Chicago, working for both Weber Shandwick and Finn Partners.

Commenting on Del Ricco's appointment, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer Lee F. Hager said, “Ashley's background and skills in public relations and corporate social responsibility in highly-regulated industries are relevant and valued additions to our company. We look forward to applying-both internally and externally-these capabilities to all key company developments, milestones and community partnership activities.”

Von Oehsen added, “We are excited to onboard Ashley to the Southern Family, and welcome her leadership in developing, editing and curating content for external corporate communications as well as communications related to internal Southern strategic initiatives. We also look forward to Ashley developing and implementing Southern's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.”

Ashley concluded, “I am thrilled to join Southern and the SPG team here in Miami. I look forward to learning and growing in the wine and spirits industry, and working closely with the leadership team to promote Southern and their Corporate Social Responsibility agenda across the country.”

Ashley is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and English. She has also earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from DePaul University.

Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 (Archive on Wednesday, May 07, 2014)
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