Press Release – Tracye Laun Joins the San Francisco Wine School


Press Release - Tracye Laun Joins the San Francisco Wine SchoolTracye Laun Joins the San Francisco Wine School

San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2013 - San Francisco Wine School, the Bay Area’s leading wine education and certification program has appointed Tracye Laun as COO and Co-Founder.  Laun brings SFWS over twenty years of experience in education management with unique leadership in secondary, vocational, and higher education public and private sectors. Her specializations include distance learning/e-technology, school start-ups, board governance, professional fundraising and corporate marketing and communications. She holds a Masters in Education: Education Policy and Leadership from Kansas University and a Bachelors of Arts: English Education from Washburn University. She is currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy in Education: E-Technology and Learning from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

San Francisco Wine School specializes in wine education and certifications geared toward individuals in the wine profession or those seeking a different career path, looking for a foothold in the credentialed arena.  The San Francisco Wine School brings all relevant credential program preparation under one roof, delivering a variety of career-focused learning paths and content-rich programs. The school is in the process of gearing up to expand its offerings and launch one-of-a-kind industry Externships, Boot Camps, and online certification programs.

Laun’s prior roles include serving as the Director of Online Education and System’s Director of Instruction for Pinnacle Career Institution, Vice President of Marketing at CarterEnergy, President and CEO of the Learning Exchange, and Regional Director of Education Operations for Chancellor Beacon Academies.

“I am thrilled to have Tracye join the team. Her drive, energy and experience in career education will be the catalyst to bring our programming and offerings to the next level and beyond,” said David Glancy, Founder and CEO.

About San Francisco Wine School

The San Francisco Wine School serves to provide world-class wine education and professional training for successful wine careers. Bringing all relevant credential programs under one roof, students are offered a number of career path choices in the wine business. A roster of top instructors offer up in-depth certification programs on a frequent basis.

For more information, please visit, look for San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or contact David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS at or 415|505-9382.

About David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS

One of 129 professionals in North America and 197 worldwide who have earned the title of Master Sommelier. Glancy has held the MS degree since 2004.  Over the last 5 years he guided over 400 students through success on the Certified Sommelier (CS) credential.

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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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