French Wine Society

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Meet our team

Julien Camus, President

As Trade Attaché for wines and spirits at the French Embassy in Washington DC (2004-2006), corresponding with national importers of French wine as part of his mission, he witnessed the US wine industry's call for French wine promotion and education and decided to do something in response to this need.

By way of answer, he founded the French Wine Society (August 2005), an organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine and culture through education. Julien invited national importers of French wine to join the organization as Industry Members and 25 key French wine importers did so immediately. Since 2006, he fully devoted his energy to developing the organization and its network of program providers across North America.  Julien holds a Master Degree in Business Administration with a major in International Marketing from the Strasbourg Management School.

Lisa M. Airey, Director of Education

Lisa M. Airey, FWS, CWE has thirteen years of experience selling wine at the wholesale level and in training both sales force and wait staff.

She sat on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wine Educators from 1998 to 2004 and co-chaired their Corporate Wine Training Committee which authored and edited the first SWE Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide.She currently serves as Director of Education for the French Wine Society.

Celine Camus, Office Manager and Membership Coordinator

Celine Camus joined the FWS in 2006 with an Associate Degree in Marketing and Accounting. As the French Wine Society got established, she was instrumental  in the coordination of events, classes and conferences. Now, after maternity leave, she returns as  Office Manager and Membership Coordinator.

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