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Craig Wolf

Biography

Craig Wolf has been President and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) since 2006. Founded in 1943, WSWA is a national trade association consisting of 350 wine and spirits wholesalers and brokers whose members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As President, Craig serves as the voice of the wholesale wine and spirits industry, advocating for wholesalers’ interests with state and federal elected officials, the media, regulators, and the law enforcement community. WSWA supports legislation, regulation and public policy at both the state and federal levels that promotes a consumer-focused, accountable, and responsible system for the distribution of beverage alcohol, and which serves to prevent underage access.

As CEO, Craig manages the day-to-day operations of one of Washington’s most influential trade associations with an annual budget of $9.5 million, a staff of 18, and a $2-million-per-cycle Political Action Committee (WSWA-PAC).

Previously, Craig held the position of WSWA’s General Counsel. Before joining WSWA, Craig served as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and for five years worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Allegany County, Maryland.

Craig is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne). He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). 


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Craig Wolf has been the President and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) since 2006. Founded in 1943, WSWA is a national trade association consisting of 350 wine and spirits wholesalers and brokers whose members operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

As President, Craig serves as the voice of the wholesale wine and spirits industry, advocating for wholesalers’ interests with state and federal elected officials, the media, regulators, and the law enforcement community. WSWA supports legislation, regulation and public policy at both the state and federal levels that promotes a consumer-focused, accountable, and responsible system for the distribution of beverage alcohol, and which serves to prevent underage access.

As CEO, Craig manages the day-to-day operations of one of Washington’s most influential trade associations with an annual budget of $9.5 million, a staff of 18, and a $2-million-per-cycle Political Action Committee (WSWA-PAC).

Previously, Craig held the position of WSWA’s General Counsel. Before joining WSWA, Craig served as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and for five years worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Allegany County, Maryland.

Craig is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne). He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). 

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