Industry veteran Steve Burns has been named president of the Wine Market Council, a nonprofit trade association. He will step into the post vacated by retiring WMC President John Gillespie.

“I’m honored to join the Wine Market Council team and build on the great work done by John Gillespie over the last two decades,” said Burns at the time of the announcement. “I look forward to working with the Wine Market Council team to provide our members with wine market insights and data that’s essential to their marketing and brand positioning goals.”