Allison Lengauer Jordan
Executive Director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance | Vice President - Environmental Affairs, Wine Institute
Allison is responsible for oversight of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. Jordan represents Wine Institute on the National Grape & Wine Initiative board of directors and the California Environmental Dialogue Plenary. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at SureHarvest and Vice President and Acting Executive Director of Resource Renewal Institute. Jordan holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley and a Psychology B.A. from Allegheny College, and is a fellow in the German Marshall Fund's American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program. Jordan and her husband are founding partners of Giordano Bros., a San Francisco restaurant group. She serves on the board of trustees at her children’s school, Montessori de Terra Linda.
Certification Manager, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Jodi has worked on the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) since 2011 and assists with implementing the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program while overseeing the third-party certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). Jodi brings to the position several years' of grants and project management experience, and has an educational background in environmental science and sustainable agriculture. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Philosophy from CSU Sonoma.
Program Director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Lisa has worked on the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) since 2005 and helps manage the SWP and third-party certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. Previously, Lisa was a project coordinator and communications manager at Sustainable Monterey Bay, and worked for environmental and planning consulting firms in England. Lisa received a Master's of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and completed her Master's paper on the role of sustainability programs in communicating and enhancing the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in California winegrapes, almonds, pears and citrus. She graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.
Environmental Affairs Coordinator, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and Wine Institute
After completing her graduate work studying International Environmental Policy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Persis dove right into the wine industry at Honig Vineyard and Winery, where she blended a deep enthusiasm for sustainable winegrowing practices, production and wine-tasting. In 2013 her passion for wine and genuine love of the industry led her to Think Food Group in Washington, DC where she consulted for Jose Andres' Research and Development /Beverage support Team. Persis holds her Level 2 WSET certificate and plans to continue her wine education. She continues to expand her experiences and interest in food, social justice, sustainability and wine!
Certification Coordinator, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Roy assists with the implementation and progress of the third-party certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). Roy began with the Wine Institute and CSWA in 2020, and he brings to the role several years' of experience in the wine industry as a Grower Relations Representative combined with an educational background in Wine and Viticulture. Roy graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in Wine and Viticulture.
Communications Manager, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Suzanna manages communication elements of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) Program and designated grant projects. She started with Wine Institute and CSWA in 2020, and brings graphic design, project management, photography, web development expertise along with several years' experience in wine marketing and communications. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Studio Art.
Project Manager, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Thayne assists with grant projects and works alongside Jodi and Roy to implement the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) Program. She also manages the requirements for using the wine logo on the bottle. In 2017, she started with CSWA; however, Thayne's career began in agriculture at an RCD in 2004, where she worked with cherry and pear growers in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. She transitioned to winegrapes in 2005, assisting winegrowers with a newly recognized bi-state WA/OR AVA and worked for a winery and vineyard in Hood River, Oregon. Eventually finding her way to the Bay Area, Thayne jumped at the opportunity to work with CSWA, which allows her to combine her graduate thesis work in sustainable development with her wine industry experience. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas.