GuildSomm Announces Kim Wood of Las Vegas as New Member of the Board of Directors
The GuildSomm Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Wood as their newest member. He will officially join the Board on January 1, 2021 for a three-year term, with opportunity to commit to additional terms. A longtime GuildSomm member, Wood embodies the organization’s principles of community and commitment to education, and the Board looks forward to welcoming his contributions.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the wine industry, Wood is the Southwest Regional Manager for the import company Wilson Daniels. Prior to working in distribution, Wood trained as a sommelier for many years and was Wine Director for Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where he oversaw the wine programs of over 20 restaurants, lounges, and other venues.
Dedicated to wine education, Wood earned the title of Advanced Sommelier in 2008, and continues to pursue the title of Master Sommelier. Wood remembers becoming an early member of GuildSomm, saying “Everyone saw a dramatic change in the beverage industry and sommelier’s general knowledge once the GuildSomm website launched. I personally benefitted greatly, as did most of the sommelier community and broader wine industry.”
As a member of the Board, Wood plans to advocate for a community that finds strength in inclusivity. “The growth of the food and beverage industry has been fueled by contributions from all races, cultures, ethnicities, and orientations,” he said. “It is my earnest hope that as we increase the diversity of this Board…this space achieves its greatness from a diverse, vocal membership of…food and beverage professionals worldwide.”
Congratulations Kim! Welcome to the board! I'm sure you are going to be a great contribution from all of your experience and wealth of knowledge.