Executive Director Team


Jim LisserJim Lisser
Executive Director, Acting
Jim joined Drinks Ontario executive team in April 2019. Previously Jim had been in the industry for over 20 years as a partner at B&W Wines (now under the Breakthru Beverages). Teaming with partners, Jim’s industry experience includes managing agency operations including work/sales in Consignment, Vintages and Wines category. As an agent, Jim played a crucial role in leading the Association as a Board member (10 years) where he worked on the Specialty Services Committee, which collaborated very closely with LCBO. Throughout Jim’s tenure in the industry, he developed many strong relationships with both industry members and LCBO personnel throughout the organization. These relationships played an important role in proactively addressing challenges faced by members and developing opportunities for Drinks Ontario. Jim now brings this experience to his role and looks forward in leveraging his expertise in further developing Drinks Ontario, continuing to strengthen ties with the LCBO through collaboration and working with government as distribution policies in Ontario modernize.
 
Email: jim.lisser@drinksontario.com

 

Susan StewartSusan Stewart
Member Services Coordinator
Susan Stewart joined Drinks Ontario in July 2017. Prior to this role, she had a lengthy career at RBC. Her previous experience includes various management roles in head office, supporting Investment Advisors at RBC Dominion Securities, and providing guidance in the highly regulated financial services industry. Looking for a career change, she was excited to take on this role with Drinks Ontario and expand her knowledge of the beverage alcohol industry.
 
Email: susan.stewart@drinksontario.com
Telephone: 416-522-7321