Event Details

Location: Rochester, NY

Registration for this event has closed and is no longer available.  For event questions, please contact Matthew O’Connor at oconnormatthew1@gmail.com.

Join us for the annual Cornell-Penn Luncheon. Our speaker this year will be Bill Newlands, Wharton ’81, Constellation’s president and chief executive officer.

Monday, November 18*, 11:30am – 2:00pm
11:30am – Cash Bar
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Presentation
1:45pm – Adjourn

Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607

Reservations close Wednesday, November 13, at the end of the day. Sorry, we cannot commit to having lunch available for unregistered walk-ins the day of the event.

Cost is $25 per person for alumni and guests.

Biography: Bill Newlands, W’81 and Harvard MBA, is Constellation’s president and chief executive officer. Bill is responsible for providing strategic leadership and working with the board of directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He leads the executive management committee and is a member of the board of directors.

Bill joined Constellation in 2015 as EVP, chief growth officer. In 2016, his role expanded to include leadership of the Wine + Spirits Division. In 2017 he became the company’s chief operating officer and in 2018 his role expanded to include president. Bill previously served as president, North America at Beam, Inc. Under his leadership, Beam became one of the fastest-growing companies in its category.

Previous appointments include president, Beam Spirits U.S. (2008-2010); president, Beam Wine Estates (2005-2007); president and CEO, Allied Domecq Wines USA (2002-2005); CEO and board director, wine.com (1999-2001); managing director, U.S. and global marketing officer, LVMH Chandon Estates (1996 – 1999).

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, wine brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

*In the case of inclement weather on November 18, if the INN (585.232.3595) is open for lunch, the event is on.

For event questions, please contact Matthew O’Connor at oconnormatthew1@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.