Clarice Turner is a globally recognized senior management executive with a successful track record of leading
dynamic organizations. As President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Clarice is responsible for leading strategy,
structure and culture for sustained profitability and future growth, while nurturing the next generation of this
iconic winery’s family owners.
Prior to joining Phelps, Clarice founded and was CEO of Carneros Associates, a strategic advisory firm guiding
vision, strategy, and culture for businesses in transition. Her pedigree is as a senior management executive of best
in class companies in the food and beverage industry. She has decades of meaningful experience with small to
medium sized family business, always with the thread of wine.
Clarice serves on multiple boards including the advisory board of directors of Delicato Family Vineyards, a trustee
of the Culinary Institute of America, and the advisory board for Women of the Vine & Spirits. She is also an
Emeritus board director for the National Restaurant Association (past Chair of the Sustainability committee),
and Emeritus board advisor and past President for the Washington State University School of Business and
School of Hospitality - Wine Business Management program. Additionally, she serves as a wine judge in various
national wine competitions.
Clarice earned an MBA concentrating in International Business, and a BA in Geology from San Francisco State
University. She also attended Fudan University in Shanghai, China where she studied Mandarin Chinese. She is
an avid wine collector and ninth generation Northern Californian. Clarice and her husband reside in Napa and
have two children.