Lisa Juliano is the Director of the Naples Winter Wine Festival Events & Communications. In that position, her responsibilities include the management and oversight of logistics, management and production for the Festival, the nation’s premiere charitable wine auction. Since its inception in 2001, the event has raised over $161 million to serve underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
Lisa began her professional career working for the DiRona Award-winning Ram’s Head Inn restaurant in Abescon, New Jersey as the Private Dining Coordinator. In 1998, she relocated to Naples to start a family business – Sweet Caroline’s Sandwich Shop & Bakery, located on Immokalee Road. After selling the family business, she went back into event planning and management with Lexus and the Naples Botanical Garden. Lisa was recruited to join the Naples Children & Education Foundation staff full-time to serve as Festival Coordinator in 2010. She was promoted to her current position in early 2014. Born and raised right outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Indiana University – Bloomington.