Jonathan Sacy, Louis de Sacy
Jonathan Sacy has been appointed brand manager, North America, for the award-winning, family-owned artisanal Champagne company Louis de Sacy.
A thirteenth generation winemaker, Jonathan Sacy recently relocated from the family vineyard in Verzy, Champagne, to New York City for his new position. From his new base he will oversee the brand’s expansion throughout North America, in new and existing markets such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Florida, Texas, California, Minnesota and Nevada.
Sacywill manage North American distribution and promotion of the four existing Louis de Sacy Grand Cru Champagnes currently available in the United States: Louis de Sacy Grand Cru, Grand Cru Rosé, Cuvée Nue Grand Cru, and Grand Soir Millésimé 2003 Grand Cru.
In 2012, he will introduce a fifth Louis de Sacy bottle to the U.S. market: the oak-aged 2006 vintage Louis de Sacy Grand Soir.
“I am excited to share our family’s Champagne here in the United States,” comments Sacy. “Excellent, high-quality Champagne can be affordable, and it can be a part of every meal—not just for special occasions. That is our family’s ethos.”
Louis de Sacy is a family-owned Champagne vineyard that has farmed grand crus since 1633. The house now produces 270,000 bottles of hand-cultivated Champagne per year.
Michael Griffith, Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster's, Inc. today announced that Michael Griffith has been appointed to serve as a member of the company's board of directors, effective November 1.
Griffith is vice chairman of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading electronic entertainment developer and publisher with preeminent positions across console, PC and online gaming segments. From 2005 to 2010, he was president and CEO of Activision Publishing culminating in the combination of Activision and Blizzard Entertainment. Prior to that, Griffith spent 24 years at Procter & Gamble where he held several executive roles. Prior to his departure, he was named president, global beverages, a role he held from 2001 to 2005.
Griffith's appointment will bring the total number of directors at Dave & Buster’s to nine and follows the recent additions of Jonathan Halkyard, CFO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines.
"We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Dave & Buster's board. He brings 30 years of experience [in] marketing and growing leading consumer brands in domestic and international markets," says Tyler Wolfram, chairman of Dave & Buster's. "His expertise in both the interactive consumer gaming and branded consumer products industries will be very valuable as we continue to enhance the customer experience and grow the business."
"Mike is a world-class executive and his addition to our board, as well as the recent additions of Mr. Halkyard and Mr. Sheehan, is a strong endorsement of the strength of the Dave & Buster's brand," says Steve King, CEO of Dave & Buster's. "We welcome Mike's significant industry and business experience as we continue to open new stores and bring our unique interactive entertainment and dining experience to new markets across the United States and Canada.”