Event Details

Thank you for being part of Filene's Inner Circle. We're excited to toast to you as one of our biggest supporters this year.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for a virtual wine tasting experience via Zoom, led by Filene Fellow, Dr. Quinetta Roberson.

A non-alcoholic experience will be available upon request.

Please refer to the confirmation email for more information on how to join the Zoom call.

How will this work?

  • Prior to the event, a curated box wines will be shipped
    to the address indicated in the RSVP. 
  • Included in each box will be 3 bottles from Brown
    , a tasting card with notes on each wine along with recommended food pairings to enhance your experience.
  • During the virtual tasting you will learn about the history and story of each wine from a member of the Brown Estate Team, along with a tasting led by Dr. Roberson. 
  • We invite you to bring a guest (or 2), age 21 or older,
    to join you for the evening.* 
  • Login details will be shared closer to the event.
  • Please RSVP no later than Friday, October 23, 2020 
    in order to receive your shipment in time. 

*You will be responsible for ensuring all health and safety measures are in place for any guests you invite to join you in person. Only 1 box per confirmed guest will be provided.


Your Host

Dr. Quinetta Roberson
Full Name
Dr. Quinetta Roberson
Job Title
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology
Michigan State University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Quinetta Roberson began her wine career in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York. What started out as an interest in, and enthusiasm for, learning about different varietals and growing conditions blossomed into a part-time job (while on the faculty at Cornell University) working with judging panels at local wine festivals. While Quinetta assumed that her wine career ended with a move to Pennsylvania, she was introduced to the Wine School of Philadelphia, where she earned a Baccalaureate du Vin in 2012 and ultimately became an instructor. Further, after watching the documentary, Somm, Quinetta’s continued curiosity in enology and overachieving spirit encouraged her to sit for the Court of Master Sommeliers–Level 1 exam. Since then, she has earned other wine-related distinctions and teaches private courses, workshops, and wine tastings. As a lifelong learner, it should come as no surprise that Quinetta is already contemplating her next wine certification.

See who else will be there

Full NameOrganizationJob Title
Alix PattersonCallahan & AssociatesCXO
April ClobesMSUFCUPresident/CEO
Bill HamptonFISDivision Executive - Credit Unions
Bob McKayTogether CUCEO
Brandon BiegenzahnMcDermott + BullPresident
Brett MartinezRedwood Credit UnionPresident/CEO
Brian HamiltonCU Direct ConnectPresident
Brian KaasCUNA Mutual GroupVice President
Brian BodellCUNA Mutual/AEAVice President
Brian HendricksOrigenceCMO
Caroline WillardCornerstone LeaguePresident & CEO
Cheri Speier-PeroMichigan State UniversityAssociate Dean
Christie KimbellFilene Research InstituteChief Experience Officer
Chuck PurvisCoastal Credit UnionPresident
Chuck Fagan, IIIPSCUPresident & CEO
Cynthia NegriRedwood Credit UnionCOO
Dennis DevineAlliant Credit UnionPresident & CEO
Diana KotSchoolsFirst FCUVP Membership Development & Advocacy
Doug LeightonVisa IncSVP, Head of Community Accounts
Eric HansingCUNA Mutual GroupVP, Strategy and Multicultural