Chrissy Beaudette Tinelli is the Director of Client Development at MHW. She joined MHW shortly after graduating from Villanova in 2012 and has learned the industry from the ground up in various sales, marketing, and operational positions within the company. In her current hybrid role, she manages a team that handles client retention as well as new client development. She is also responsible for MHW’s robust trade show program which includes over 30 annual events and speaking engagements around the globe. Chrissy became passionate about craft brand development in the U.S. while working on a 2013 program that launched twelve independent Mezcal brands into the New York market in partnership with ProMexico and the state of Oaxaca. She has continued her pursuit of assisting new brands enter the market by offering route-to-market education in conjunction with various trade associations. A whisk(e)y lover herself, Chrissy recently completed a General Distillation course from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) in the UK. When she’s not globe trotting on behalf of MHW, she can be found watching college basketball or searching for New York’s most delicious burger.