Elizabeth Candelario has deep experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors and believes passionately in the role of business to drive social mission. Most recently, Elizabeth served as President of Demeter USA, the nation’s only certifier of Biodynamic farms and products and a member of Demeter International, the oldest ecological certification organization in the world.
Prior to her eleven year service with Demeter, she served in sales and marketing leadership roles for various premier and award-winning wineries. Her brand marketing and sales strategies have included innovative campaigns that have environmental, cause marketing, and cultural components. For example, she helped conduct the successful turnaround of a winery by connecting the owners’ values to the brand. Elizabeth also has extensive experience working with non-profits in various roles including founder, president, vice-chair, development chair, and board member, as well as consultant.
After leaving Demeter in February, Elizabeth re-launched Studio Airstream, a strategic marketing practice specializing in organizational development, business development, and cause marketing projects designed to connect brands to consumers through their hearts.