Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Announces Changes to Top Leadership

Posted on: Jun. 23, 2021 | | By: Gia Vecchio

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 23, 2021) – Today, the Board of Directors of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation announces the resignation of Caroline Rosen as President of the organization. The Foundation will remain under the direction of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Board of Directors Co-Chairs, Gary Solomon, Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer, and CEO Eileen Wayner, who has been serving the organization since early 2019. 

“On behalf of everyone involved with the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, we want to thank Caroline for her dedication to and hard work for this organization,” said Gary Solomon, Jr., Co-Chair of the Board of Directors.  “When we assumed leadership of The Foundation in 2018, Caroline partnered with us to be true advocates for this industry. Throughout her tenure, we have seen Tales of the Cocktail Foundation grow into an organization that is respected around the world. We are confident Tales of the Cocktail will continue to be an industry leader with our devoted team, committee members, global sponsors, and, of course, participants. We wish Caroline all the success in her future endeavors.”

“There is no industry with more passion, resilience or heart than the spirits industry, and I’m incredibly proud of the strides we’ve made to further its advancement over my past three years with The Foundation,” said Caroline Rosen. “Tales of the Cocktail Foundation will remain in very capable hands with Eileen and the Board of Directors, and I wish them continued success.”

Rosen joined the organization in 2018 as Executive Director and helped transform Tales of the Cocktail Foundation into an international leader in the spirits industry. Rosen has relocated from New Orleans, LA to Mexico City, MX and is now pursuing her passion to become an entrepreneur.

Tales of the Cocktail returns September 20 – 23, 2021 with an exciting slate of global events. More information can be found at www.tocstaging.wpengine.com/



Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is a non-profit organization that educates, advances and supports the global hospitality industry and creates lasting impact in our host communities. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is the global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the industry. The pillars of the Foundation are to Educate, Advance, and Support the hospitality industry through programs that benefit individuals and organizations in the community and to make a lasting impact in communities that host our events. Tales of the Cocktail® 2021 will be held digitally from September 20 – 23, 2021. For more information on Tales of the Cocktail, please visit www.tocstaging.wpengine.com

Media Inquiries: Gia Vecchio, [email protected], 917.280.5043

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