Jackson Family Wines has announced the creation of the post of chief legal officer.

The California-based company said yesterday (28 July) that Jeff Wesselkamper has been promoted to the position of EVP, chief legal officer and secretary for both Jackson Family Wines and the Jackson Family Enterprises unit.

Previously the SVP and general counsel for the two divisions, Wesselkamper’s role will now include leadership of legal as well as human resources and administration for all of the Jackson family’s wine businesses.

Prior to joining Jackson Family Enterprises in 1997, he was an associate with law firm Latham & Watkins in Chicago, San Francisco and Menlo Park.