Spectrum Wine Auctions LLC, a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ) and one of the world's leading fine wine auction houses, announced today that Jason Boland has resigned from the company in order to pursue other opportunities. Industry veteran Amanda Crawford will be assuming the role of President, effective immediately.
Crawford, who has been with Spectrum Wine for two years as auction director and lead specialist, previously served in the wine department as assistant vice president and lead specialist at Christie’s New York. A frequent instructor on all things wine for trade and clients alike, she has served on the faculty of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. Her extensive wine related travels have taken her to Burgundy, Bordeaux, Germany, Piedmont, Napa, Oregon and Eastern Europe in addition to her work as a harvest intern in Tuscany. Prior to her tenure at Christie’s, Crawford was an assistant wine director at 'Inoteca and a manager of Astor Wines in New York. She graduated from Wellesley College.
Greg Roberts, CEO of Spectrum Wine Auctions, commented, “Jason helped to build Spectrum Wine into a force to be reckoned with in the industry. We are very grateful for his contributions to the company and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Roberts continued, “We are delighted that Amanda has accepted the challenge of leading Spectrum Wine into its next phase of growth. She brings extensive experience and industry-wide credibility to the position and we believe she is a perfect fit for the role.”
Spectrum Wine Auctions strategic advisor Kevin Swersey stated, “Amanda is a rising star in the rarefied world of fine wine and I am thrilled that she has agreed to take over the helm at Spectrum Wine Auctions. I look forward to working with her and the rest of our wine team as we continue to offer the absolute finest in collectible wine.”