Michelle Mandro is the founder and president of Wine Country Women, LLC. She was on the forefront of placing a spotlight on the extraordinary women in wine country. Michelle has worked in the wine industry for more than fifteen years, beginning as the executive director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national association started by Robert Mondavi and Julia Child. Her experience includes working for wineries, corporate America with two Fortune 500 companies, and in television news at the CBS and NBC affiliates in Louisville, Kentucky. Michelle moved to the Napa Valley in 2005 and she has been splitting her time between California and Kentucky for the last few years.