October 8 2014  |  People

Brown-Forman extends its GTR team

By Wendy Morley

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail recently announced several new appointments effective immediately.

Mike Soskin has been appointed to Territory Manager, US Duty Free and Canada, based in Miami. Soskin joins Brown-Forman from Pernod Ricard. He will report to Monte Wilson, Director Americas Travel Retail and Global Key Accounts.

Mike Soskin has been appointed Territory Manager, US Duty Free and Canada

Sylvia Murray was named Territory Manager, US, Mexico & Caribbean. Murray will be based in Atlanta. She will continue to report to Monte Wilson. 

Sylvia Murray is now Territory Manager, US, Mexico & Caribbean

Dawn McCubbin has been named Finance Analyst, based in Louisville. McCubbin will concentrate on Americas travel retail, military and transportation, reporting to Suanna Leslie, Finance Director, Global Travel Retail.

Dawn McCubbin has been named Finance Analyst, and will concentrate on Americas travel retail, military and transportation

Adam Moss has been appointed Area Manager, US & Canada Travel Retail. Moss joins Brown-Forman from Suntory Beam. He will report to Mike Soskin and be based in Miami. 

Birte Syska has been appointed Area Manager, Heinemann, based in Hamburg. Syska will report to Nick Mogford, director Travel Retail Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Bree Fenton was appointed Trade Marketing Manager, Travel Retail Europe, based in London.

Fenton will report to Jeannine Wise, marketing director Global Travel Retail.

Victor Hafstroem was named Key Account Manager, Nordic Travel Retail. Based in Helsinki, Hafstroem will report to O.P. Lappalainen, director, West Europe Travel Retail.

“These appointments continue Brown-Forman’s planned build-out of its travel retail organization and continue the company’s commitment to the travel retail industry,” said James Perry, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Global Travel Retail, India, Middle East & Africa. “It is a great sign of Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail’s long-term success to see talented people moving to Brown-Forman and current employees moving into new responsibilities. We are looking forward to watching our growing team continue to drive the company’s travel retail position, including growing our industry, leading the North American Whiskey presence.”

For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has responsibly built fine-quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are 

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