OUR STAFF

Meet the members of our dedicated staff at the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and World Coffee Events (WCE). For a full listing of WCE staff, visit their website.


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EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Ric Rhinehart, Chief Executive Officer
    • Susan Hollins, Chief Education Officer

    • Cindy Cohn, Chief Events Officer

    • Peter Giuliano, Chief Research Officer

    • Kim Elena Ionescu, Chief Sustainability Officer

    • Ellie Hudson, Director of Strategy and Steering for Advocacy Center

  • Yannis Apostolopoulos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    • James Humpoletz, Chief Membership and Communications Officer
    • Cindy Ludviksen, Deputy Membership and Communications Officer / WCE Managing Director
    • Laszlo Kertesz, Interim Chief Financial Officer
    • Stephen Morrissey, Brand Strategy Director 

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email: executivedirector@sca.coffee

  • Ric Rhinehart, Chief Executive Officer
    • Julie Housh, Executive Assistant

ADVOCACY CENTER

Email: advocacy@sca.coffee

  • Ellie Hudson, Director of Strategy and Steering for Advocacy Center

EDUCATION CENTER

Email: education@sca.coffee

  • Susan Hollins, Chief Education Officer
  • Kay Bennett, e-Learning Coordinator
  • Owen Thom, Education QC Coordinator
  • Alex Morrell, Training Manager
  • Fiona Morl, Education Coordinator
  • Dorit Goossens-Lessard, Education Director
  • Kim Ta, Education and Instructor Support Manager
  • Ben Helt, Education Delivery Manager
  • Jess Ryan, Education Coordinator

EVENTS CENTER

Email: events@sca.coffee / competitions@sca.coffee

  • Cindy Cohn, Chief Events Officer
  • Lara Gallagher, Community Events Director
    • Stacy Woods, Senior Events Manager, Roaster Events
      • Lorena Saiano, Event Manager
    • Carrie Gibson, Senior Events Manager, US Barista Events
      • Hannah Davies, EU Events Manager
      • Ryan Rotman, Coffee and Events Coordinator
  • Shelby Paul, US Trade Show Manager
    • Lisa Pacini, US Exhibits Manager
    • Christine Glover, US Events Manager
    • Kristen Hartman, Junior Events Manager
  • Theresa Maguire, Volunteer and Registration Design Manager
    • Desiree Vasquez, Volunteer and Registration Assistant
  • Amy Ball, Competitions Director
    • Melissa McGuinness, Senior Events Manager, US Competitions
      • Carllee Curran, US Competitions Manager
      • Jennifer Gonzalez, Junior Events Manager, US Competitions
    • Irene Beretta, Events Coordinator
    • James Draper, Events Coordinator
    • Ingibjörg Ferrer, Events Coordinator

SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Email: sponsorship@sca.coffee

  • Katy Goulding, Sales Director
    • Laura Lee, WCE National Account Executive 
    • Daniel George, Sales Coordinator

    • Veronica Chou, Asia Sales Manager

    • James Shepherd, EU National Account Executive

    • Susan Gates, US National Account Executive

    • Cait McGehee, Project Manager


RESEARCH CENTER

Email: research@sca.coffee

  • Peter Giuliano, Chief Research Officer
    • Heather Ward, Senior Manager of Content Strategy

SUSTAINABILITY CENTER

Email: sustainability@sca.coffee

  • Kim Elena Ionescu, Chief Sustainability Officer

OPERATIONS CENTER

Email: operations@sca.coffee

  • Yannis Apostolopoulos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    • Michelle Hawkins, Executive Assistant
  • Laszlo Kertesz, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Leigh Duszynski, Director of Human Resources
  • James Humpoletz, Chief Membership and Communications Officer
  • Cindy Ludviksen, Deputy Membership and Communications Officer / WCE Managing Director
  • Stephen Morrissey, Brand Strategy Director

FINANCE

Email: finance@sca.coffee

  • Laszlo Kertesz, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Tracy Savage, US Accounts Director
    • Irma Ramirez, Staff Accountant
    • Adra Aragon, Staff Accountant
      • Carrie Blaida, Accounting Assistant
  • Denise Alborough, EU Accounts Director
    • Caroline Newman, Accounts Assistant
    • Karen Ross, Accounts
    • Theresa Stacey, Accounts Assistant
    • Aidan Jones, Accounts Clerk Education Administration
  • Irene Dennehy, Financial Controller
  • Jozsef Borza, Information Technology
  • David Hewitt, Operations Director
    • Lewis Young, Data Analyst

HUMAN RESOURCES

Email: hr@sca.coffee

  • Leigh Duszynski, Director of Human Resources

MEMBERSHIP, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Email: membership@sca.coffeemarcomm@sca.coffee

  • James Humpoletz, Chief Membership and Communications Officer
    • Chris Buck, Junior Member Services Manager
      • Sheila Magno, Membership Assistant
    • Anna Connal, Membership Coordinator
    • Robyn Stevenson, Administration Coordinator
    • Hayley May, Administrator
    • Lucy Myall, Membership Assistant
  • Cindy Ludviksen, Deputy Membership and Communications Officer / WCE Managing Director
    • Jackie Malone, EU Senior Community Manager
      • Kim Staalman, EU Community Representative
      • Richard Stiller, Chapter Manager
    • Charlotte Wang, Senior Community Manager Asia
      • Megan Guo, Community Representative China
      • Cera Jung, Community Representative Korea
    • Kyonghee Shin, Chapter Development Senior Manager
    • Isa Verschraegen, Guilds Director
    • Mansi Chokshi, North America Experience Director
    • Annemarie Tiemes, Field Development Director
  • Stephen Morrissey, Brand Strategy Director
    • Tara Smith, Marketing & e-Commerce Director
      • Rachel Carter, e-Commerce Manager, SCA Store
      • Sharon Humpoletz, Merchandise Coordinator, SCA Store
    • Stefani McGee, Senior Event Marketing Manager
      • Dan Marmaduke, Marketing Coordinator
      • Kimberly Bates, Junior Events Marketing Manager
    • Alex Bernson, WCE Competitions Brand Manager
      • Connor Clarke, WCE Competitions Communications Coordinator
    • Vicente Partida, Communications Director
      • Danny Pinnell, Communications Coordinator
      • 25 Magazine Editor - editor@sca.coffee

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