Current Term Ends: 2023
Committee: Marketing & Enrollment Strategy, Philanthropy & Engagement
Kathy Newlands earned her undergraduate degree in marketing from the School of Business and has spent her professional career in wine sales and marketing. She joined E. & J. Gallo Winery in 1989 as a sales rep in Southern California and worked in 11 different positions within Gallo over 10 years, including the areas of sales, marketing and human resources. In 1994 she became the company’s national director of college recruiting. During her tenure there she took a leave of absence to pursue her graduate degree at Harvard Business School, earning her MBA in 1997. She went on to serve as vice president of marketing for St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in Napa, California, and since 2004 has been an independent marketing consultant.
As a student, Newlands competed on the IC track and cross-country teams, was a member of the American Marketing Association club, and was elected to the Delta Mu Delta business honor society. She also worked at Egbert Union as it transitioned to what is now known as the Campus Center. She has participated in a variety of college and School of Business alumni activities over the years and has served on various other boards in her community. Her husband, Bill, is president and CEO of Constellation Brands, and her late father-in-law, William Newlands, earned his degree in physical education from the college in 1950.