Stephen Schmitz

Stephen Schmitz

About:

A New Orleans native, Stephen’s time in the Crescent City fostered an early love for great food and wine. As an Account Supervisor at Colangelo & Partners, he provides strategic communications support for a variety of food & beverage brands. Stephen joined Colangelo in 2016 after three years of working with wine & spirits brands at a public relations agency in San Francisco and four years at a full-service communications agency in Louisiana.

Stephen takes a holistic approach to the clients he works with, leveraging and maximizing earned media coverage to enhance each client’s communications strategy and goals. He graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing from Louisiana State University. Stephen is an all-out football fan, particularly of his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints. He brings the same enthusiasm and curiosity he exhibits at work to his personal life, where he enjoys music and festivals, restaurants, bars and travel of all kinds.

Stephen has worked with a number of prominent food, wine and spirits producers, including Wines From Spain, California Wine Institute, DO Cava, Codorníu-Raventós, Zonin Family Estates, Frescobaldi Toscana, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Camarena Tequila, Shellback Rum, Fireball Whisky and more.