Speaker Profile

Rodney Williams
Senior Vice President / Moët Hennessy USA

Rodney Williams oversees marketing for the leading portfolio of luxury super premium spirits brands for Moët Hennessy USA, including Belvedere Vodka, Grand Marnier liqueur, Ardbeg Single Malt, Glenmorangie scotch, and Hennessy cognac. Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president for Hennessy in the U.S., leading a new strategic marketing campaign that has generated record sales and profits for the brand from 2012 to 2015. Previously, Mr. Williams served as senior vice president of Classics Brands for Jackson Family Wines and led the most successful new product launch in the company’s history. He has also been the senior vice president of Robert Mondavi’s Constellation Brands, where he oversaw the successful turnaround of Woodbridge. Before joining the wine business, Mr. Williams headed the marketing team behind the successful launch of OnStar for GM. His career began in brand management at P&G and Johnson & Johnson. He earned a bachelor’s from Amherst College and an M.B.A from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.