Grape and wine trade group names executive director

Cassidee Shull has joined the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology as executive director of the trade association based in Palisade.

Shull brings to her latest experience work with the Grand Valley Performing Arts Festival, Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado and March of Dimes. She’s a 2011 graduate of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and during her last year as CMU served as director of the Cultural Diversity Board and coordinated several large fund-raisers.

A not-for-profit trade organization of grape growers and wine makers, the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology presents the Colorado Urban Winefest in Denver and Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade. Proceeds fund education, research and equipment and help promote the Colorado wine industry. For more information, visit