Board of Directors



Linda Kissam, IFWTWA Board of Directors

Linda Kissam

Marketing Committee Chair
Media Trips Chair
Term: 2019-2022
Term: 2015-2018



 Linda Milks

Linda Milks
1st Vice President
Press Trips Senior Coordinator
Term: 2018-2020

Andy Harris, IFWTWA Board of Directors

Andrew M. Harris
2nd Vice President 
Culinary Advisor
Term: 2017-2020

 Sue Montgomery, IFWTWA Board of Directors

Susan J. Montgomery
Term: 2019-2022
Term: 2015-2018

Mary Lansing-Farah, IFWTWA Board of Directors

Mary Lansing-Farah
Term: 2017-2020 





Chris Cutler in Espresso Shot

Christine Cutler
Publications Chair 
Executive Editor FWT Magazine 
Press Pass Newsletter
Conference Committee Chair
Term: 2019-2020

Cori Solomon with pup

Cori Solomon
Membership Chair
Term: 2020-2020

 David Nershi avatar

David Nershi
Professional Development Chair
Term: 2020-2022

 Tom Westerhof

Tom Westerhof
Social Media Committee Chair
Term: 2019-2022


 Paula Schuck headshot

Paula Schuck
Director Intern
Social Media Committee
& Big Blend program
Term: 2020-2022


Amy Piper headshot

Amy Piper
Director Intern
Term: 2020-2022


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IFWTWA General Purpose
IFWTWA is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law of California (“California Nonprofit Corporation Law”) for lawful purposes.

IFWTWA Specific Purpose
The specific purposes of IFWTWA shall include, without limitation:

  • To provide a gathering point and resource base for an active membership composed of professionals engaged in the food, wine, travel, and hospitality industries;
  • To utilize local, national, and international media in providing knowledge and constructive evaluations that serve the public interest in food, wine, travel, and hospitality;
  • To sustain a prestigious outlet for recognition of achievement through such Awards and Certificates as the Corporation may authorize; and
  • To enhance the growth of professionalism by providing seminars, conferences and workshops related to food, wine and travel journalism, and by awarding scholarships or supporting research and professional development within the food, wine, and hospitality industries.

Ref: IFWTWA BYLAWS Article 3, Section 3.2