PULLMAN — Ted Baseler of Seattle has been reappointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to serve as a member of the Board of Regents of WSU.
Baseler has been a leader in the Washington wine industry for 25 years. He is president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which is among the 10 largest wine companies in the nation. He also has served as chairman of the Washington Wine Commission, chairman of the Napa-based Wine Market Council, and director of the Washington Wine Institute. He has served on the Washington Business Roundtable and the boards of Children’s Hospital and Patrons of Northwest Arts.
A Washington State University graduate, Baseler has been recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award and the WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award. He previously served as a regent in 2006-2007. He succeeds Ken Alhadeff who served two six-year terms on the board. Baseler’s term expires Sept. 30, 2014.
“I am honored and very pleased to be back on the board and look forward to helping overcome the challenges of the University in this economic environment,” Baseler said.
“Ted Baseler knows and understands our university. His business experience as a leader in the development of the Washington wine industry gives him a first-hand knowledge of the close connection between university research and economic development. It is great to have him back on our board,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd.