DEI Survey of the Oregon Wine Landscape and Calculating the ROI on Diversity for Business Success
Encuesta de DEI sobre el panorama vinícola de Oregon y cálculo del ROI de la diversidad para el éxito empresarial

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Speaker Bios

Remy is a McMinnville native, enchanted by making wine since her childhood years, which were largely spent playing in the homes and cellars of Oregon’s wine industry pioneers. She garnered her first harvest position at 14 years old and at 25 started her eponymous Remy Wines, having worked and studied at home and abroad. Remy grew her business to include multiple product lines and locations as well as custom crush services. Remy has been civically active in her community through various boards and committees and currently is in her second term on the McMinnville City Council where she chairs the Affordable Housing Task Force. She was a founding member of the Willamette Valley Winery Association’s Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion (DEBI) committee and is continuing that work through the Education committee of the Oregon Wine Board. Remy requires DEI training for her employees and successfully lobbied for mandatory DEI training for McMinnville city officials.
Dr. Edward Hubbard is president and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc., an international organization and human performance-consulting corporation that specializes in techniques for applied business performance improvement, Diversity Return on Investment (DROI®) measurement and analytics, and strategic organizational development. He is the author of more than 58 business-related books including the ground-breaking books, “The Diversity Scorecard,” “How to Calculate Diversity Return on Investment,” Measuring Diversity Results,”” “”Diversity Training ROI,”” “”Implementing Diversity Measurement and Diversity Management,”” and “”The Diversity Discipline.”

Edward received the Living Legends of Diversity Award from the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals for creating the Diversity ROI analytics and diversity measurement fields and their associated disciplines. He also received the Sentry Award for his diversity metrics and analytics work with military leaders at the U.S. Pentagon. In addition, he has worked with leaders as part of President Obama’s Military Diversity.

Rachel Adams is the founder and executive director of the Assemblage Symposium, an Oregon-based nonprofit organization aimed at the education, empowerment and advancement of underrepresented wine professionals. Named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “40 Under 40” Tastemakers of 2020, Rachel is a strong advocate for a more equitable and inclusive wine industry. A hospitality veteran, Rachel managed dynamic sales, marketing and hospitality teams at many prominent Oregon wineries over the last decade including Bethel Heights Vineyard, Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Lingua Franca. Now an independent wine sales and marketing consultant, Rachel deeply enjoys her work supporting direct-to-consumer winery teams with web design and ecommerce, program planning and promotion, and graphic design. Rachel is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership at Brandman University. She lives in Newberg with her wife, Lexi, and two fur babies, Henry and Penelope.
Dr. Jeff D. Peterson is an associate professor of sociology, and faculty member in Linfield University’s Wine Studies Program. He also does wine education seminars and consulting through Vinum Docet LLC (Wine Educates) in McMinnville, Oregon. As a researcher at Linfield, Jeff conducts the yearly Oregon Wine Labor Survey. He also serves as a consultant on other wine related research projects through Vinum Docet.