Shannon Harbert was recently named marketing and communications coordinator for the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
The Linden native returned to her home county when she started working for the commission in July. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Harbert has worked for advertising agencies and as a marketing consultant. Besides coordinating events, Harbert is also responsible for using social networking to expand the commission's online influence. In a lightly edited interview, Harbert talked about her vision for the region and what can be done to build on the momentum of the last few years: