Gladys Horiuchi has been Communications Manager for 16 years for the Wine Institute, the largest public policy advocacy group for California wine, representing more than 1,000 wineries at the state, federal and international levels. Horiuchi has nearly 30 years of experience in communications for the California wine industry. Besides Wine Institute, she has worked as a communicator for Guild Wineries, Sebastiani Vineyards and a freelance writer for Robert Mondavi Winery, Opus One Winery, Vichon Winery, Byron Winery and Wines & Vines and Practical Winery & Vineyard magazines. Previously, Horiuchi was in the hospital industry as a communications professional for Sequoia Hospital and Seton Medical Center. She has a BA degree in English with a teaching credential from the University of Utah.