Jean Arnold Sessions’ career has spanned three decades working with independent family owned wineries dedicated to the highest level of quality in grape growing, winemaking, and marketing. Always working with in-depth research and real-time information on brand positioning, luxury goods marketing, and customer relationship management, Arnold-Sessions guides ownership vision, financial commitment, and leadership roles into culturally relevant communications and executable business strategy. She is honored to list among her experience working with the following list of outstanding wine industry leaders and exceptional estate properties.
Jean Arnold Sessions recently retired from full time winery operations as President of Hanzell Vineyards for the past twelve years. Acknowledged as a leader in the Luxury Wine Business, Jean is taking forward private consulting in brand positioning and image creation in this highly specialized market segment. Her time is focused on the leadership of Jean Arnold Group Collective and she is the Founder of the Jean Arnold Group Foundation. In fall 2014, Arnold-Sessions launched; Women in the Business of Wine; A generative platform for mentoring women in wine, food, and hospitality.
Current Board of Directors Positions:
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Patz & Hall
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation
Jean Arnold Group Foundation – Chairman
Jimmy Mancbach Scholarship Foundation
In Pursuit of Balance – Idea Committee
The Hallmark Principle for the Wine Business
Jean’s Pajama Party
Women in the Business of Wine (tm pending)