Shawn McLaughlin, Director of Sales - New England
Shawn has spent the last 15 years working in the food and beverage industry in several different capacities. After starting his career having success bartending at many of Bostons top bars and restaurants, he worked as an on premise specialist with SVEDKA Vodka in the early days of the brand. As part of the SVEDKA on premise task force, Shawn worked on new flavor launches, national marketing campaigns, and executed industry and brand events in the Massachusetts market. He later worked as a field sales manager for Constellation brands, specifically the luxury portfolio which included brands like Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Franciscan, Simi,Clo DU Bois, and many others. After working as the Director of Marketing for Phoenix Media Communications in Boston, Shawn moved to Portland where he worked extensively with many of Maine's top restaurants and bars while in his role at Maine Media Collective. Here he worked on several food and chef events, namely the Kennebunkport Food and Wine Festival. Most recently, Shawn worked as the General Manager of Cellardoor Winery at Thompson's Point, where he helped to build and open their new tasting room in Portland. He brings a strong knowlegde of all things spirits, a passion for building brands, and working with industry partners to help drive revenue and increase sales.