Dana Sexton Vivier
Growing up in Los Angeles, Dana knew early on that she wanted to live in a small town and provide a close community for her family. After Walla Walla (where she earned an undergraduate degree at Whitman College) proved a bit too small, business school at UC Davis led her to right-sized Sonoma where she and her husband, Stephane, have happily resided since 2006. They are proud parents of two children, Lucile and Armand, both Presentation School students.
Dana has been in the wine business for nearly 20 years, mostly in an investment management capacity. She is currently CFO at Far Niente Wine Estates in Oakville, a private equity-owned luxury wine business comprised of six world-class brands, two beautiful wine estates and hundreds of top-quality vineyard acres in Napa and Sonoma.
In addition to TPS, Dana spends her free time supporting her husband’s boutique wine business, serving on various industry committees, visiting her inlaws in Burgundy, and convincing her kids to teach her their ukelele songs.
Current Board of Trustees
The current members of the Board of Trustees for The Presentation School are set forth below. Detailed information about each of the current Trustees can be found here or by clicking the individual names below.
Jessica Cuneo (Board Chair)
Matt Parker (Treasurer)
Brad Corona (Finance/Strategic Planning)
Sonya De Luca (Advancement)
Bahaneh Hobel (Governance)
Dot Kowal (DEI/Strategic Planning)
Matt Mo (DEI)
Cherise Norris (Facilities & Safety)
Ashish Patel (Facilities & Safety/Strategic Planning)
Scott Shapiro (Finance)
Dana Sexton Vivier (Finance, Governance)