Our Wharton family of the National Capital Region will come together again this year to celebrate our community.
Don’t miss our exciting end-of-year event!
Come and say hello, connect, support each other, laugh, and hope for a smoother 2022.
Sponsored by Total Wine & More
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM ET
Members: Free – RSVP required
Join us for our closing event of the year, sponsored by Wharton alumni business Total Wine.
3 wines, 3 cheeses, 3 condiments…Bring all, just one, or your drink of choice – and some holiday cheer. Kick back, relax, and take a few minutes to connect with fellow Wharton alums!
Enjoy a special video message from Wharton’s own Michele Anderson, WG'93, Master of Wine, and Member of the Board of Directors of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Attendees will have an opportunity to network after the tasting.
Maura Fox, WG’95 & Wharton Club of the National Capital Region (WCNCR)
WCNCR is thrilled to have Total Wine sponsor our event, co-founded by Rep. David Trone, WG’85. David helped us launch our club with an April 4, 2019 Kick Off, and we are grateful for his continued support. Total Wine has 200+ stores in 20+ states, 7,000+ employees of which greater than 800 are wine specialists. In greater DC, Total Wine has 10+ stores, with each offering thousands of wines, beers, and spirits. Adam Strum, Chairman of Wine Enthusiast, said of Total Wine, "They're very focused on educating the consumer...they really invest a lot of time in their employees, their training. That's one of the reasons they have been so fabulously successful." In addition to major business success, Total Wine is a generous corporate philanthropic supporter. Wine Spectator editor Marvin Shanken said, "The level of time, energy and financial resources that David and Robert Trone have devoted to community service is truly remarkable."
Michele Anderson, WG'93
Video message from Wharton’s own Michele Anderson, WG'93, Master of Wine, and Member of the Board of Directors of Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Maura Fox, Growth Strategist, WG’95
Maura is a Wharton Grad ’95 and Founding Advisory Board Member of our great new club, WCNCR. Maura is a growth strategist in advanced technology, expert in innovation and market disruption leveraging Artificial Intelligence, 5G Wireless Communications, and IoT. Before Wharton, Maura did her BSEE at University of Maryland, where she is still involved as a Strategic Advisor to enhance outreach to corporate partners. Maura began her career at NASA Goddard Center of Excellence for Engineering Design, earned her Black Belt with GE and the Toyota kieretsu, was recruited to Booz Allen Hamilton to build a Transformation practice for Aerospace & Manufacturing, then joined a client as Chief Officer-Transformation and Learning. Maura has run projects in 65 countries and tries to visit wine regions whenever traveling. Maura fell in love with wine when her older brother started a direct importing firm to identify small family European wineries who didn’t have the means to distribute in USA.