Jo joined the company in July 2013 as the fourth generation of the Terlato family to enter the family business.
Jo joined the company from Southern Wine & Spirits Illinois, where she progressed from sales representative roles in suburban and city routes to On-Premise District Manager. In her role at Terlato, Jo is responsible for sales of Terlato Wines' Premier Division portfolio in the company’s home market and manages a team of District Managers.
She received her Certified Specialist of Wine certification in 2010, and she also has her Certified Sake Specialist certification. Prior to joining Southern, Ms. Terlato taught fourth grade at Gary Lighthouse Charter School in Gary, Indiana as part of Teach for America.
Jo completed several internships in the wine industry, at Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock wineries in California, as well as M. Chapoutier Winery in France. Through these internships she studied both the retail and production sides of winemaking, which prepared her for a career in the industry. Jo holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.