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Kimberly Shannon, Beer, Wine, and Liquor Specialist at Giant Eagle Will Speak at USATT 2024


Come hear from Giant Eagle's Beer, Wine, and Liquor Specialist Kimberly Shannon at USATT 2024 in Chicago. As a speaker, her vast industrial expertise and certifications provide priceless industry insights.

We're excited to welcome Kimberly Shannon, Beer, Wine, and Liquor Specialist at Giant Eagle, Inc., as a speaker at the annual USA Trade Tasting on May 22–23, 2024, in Chicago. With over 16 years of experience in the beer, wine, and liquor industry, WSET Level 3 advanced certification, and the Certified Specialist of Spirits certificate from the Society of Wine Educators, Kimberly is highly regarded in her field.

She also holds the title of Certified Cicerone, showcasing her deep understanding and love for beer. Kimberly works for Giant Eagle, where her responsibilities include curating products for the shelves, training employees, and working with distributors to create initiatives that have a significant chain-wide impact. She is a great asset to the team because of her proactive attitude and dedication to providing superior client service. Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys traveling, cooking, and hosting dinner parties. Family is incredibly important to her, and she treasures moments spent with her loved ones.


As a speaker at the USA Trade Tasting in Chicago on May 22–23, 2024, Kimberly Shannon promises to give useful insights and knowledge to visitors that will help them improve their products and grow their current and new distributions.

Here are some of the speakers who will be joining us at the 2024 USA Trade Tasting

Abraham Vucekovich, Beverage Director at Meadowlark Hospitality

Kaleigh Theriault, Director of Thought Leadership at NIQ Beverage and Alcohol Vertical

Julieta Campos, Beverage and Bar Operations Director at The Fifty/50 Group, Chicago

Ryan Crane, Strategy at Canopy Growth Corporation

Mark Guillaudeu, MS, Sommelier at Wrigley Mansion

Morgan Harris, Head Sommelier at Saison Hospitality

Arthur Hon, Beverage Director at the Modern-Union Square Hospitality Group

David Keck, MS, Master Sommelier and Owner at Stella14 Wines, VT

Ari Klafter, Head Distiller Thornton Distilling Company, and President Illinois Craft Distillers Association

Jon McDaniel, Founder at Second City Soil

Sid Patel, CEO and Founder of Beverage Trade Network

Daisy Penzo, Founder and CEO of Tuscany Wines Import

Wesley Phillips, Business Development Manager at Glunz Beer

Brian Rosen, Chairman of InvestBev

Mike Ryan, Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago

Cassie Sakai, Corporate Director of Beverage Operations - Gibsons Restaurant Group

Caroline Schrader, Winemaker at City Winery Chicago

Susan Danenberger, Winemaker/Owner at Danenberger Family Vineyards

Rachel Speckan, Portfolio Manager at Maverick Wine Co.

Christopher Bauer, Vice President, National Sales at Wein Bauer

Raj Sabharwal, Founding Partner at Glass Revolution Imports