Keely Rosenthal has been in the hospitality industry for her entire working life with experiences ranging from local mom and pop restaurants, to corporate and boutique hotels, and private country clubs. Being immersed in the award-winning wine program at Charlotte Country Club sparked a new passion, and she quickly decided to pursue a career in wine and beverage. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. Degree in Hotel Management, Keely continued on to complete her Level 2 WSET Certification with plans to take the Level 3 Certification in 2020. Keely is now the Assistant General Manager at Foxcroft Wine Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina where she encourages continual learning for her staff and customers. Keely regularly hosts small wine tastings where she brings novice winos and enthusiasts together to network and celebrate the beverage industry. Eventually, she plans to continue her career in her home state of Washington.
“I am beyond grateful to this organization for building such a supportive community and giving women like me the opportunity to excel at their chosen career. Being awarded this scholarship is a testament to my commitment and love for this industry, and I am very excited for what is to come.”