Mia Malm, DWS, President

A transplanted New Yorker, self-admitted "word nerd" and social media omnivore, Mia launched Malm Comm in May 2010. Mia brings to her clients 17 years of experience in public relations, a passion for fine wine and food, and an insatiable curiosity that keeps her searching for the newest, most innovative communications tools.

At Malm Comm, Mia has served a diverse range of clients including Heitz Cellar, Wine Institute, Amici Cellars, Mt. Beautiful, Bonterra, Jekel Vineyards, Winebow, Red Car, Sanctuary, the Institute of Masters of Wine and the West Sonoma Coast Vintners and others. For a detailed list, please click here

Mia started out in New York City at Cornerstone Communications Ltd., where she worked on accounts such as Montes, Ruffino, Wölffer Estate, Eli Zabar and the Washington Wine Commission. She traded in the Big Apple for grapevines in 2005, moving to Napa Valley where she spent nearly five years heading up the public relations department for Icon Estates, the luxury wines division of Constellation Wines US. Mia was honored to work on Robert Mondavi Winery, stewarding the brand through the passing of founder Robert Mondavi and focusing on the winery's future with innovations such as the Taste3 conference. Other key brands included Franciscan Estate, Simi, Inniskillin and Kim Crawford. Mia's role at Constellation expanded in 2009 with the addition of lifestyle brands such as Mouton Cadet, Monkey Bay and Alice White.

Prior to her career in PR, Mia could be found gracing the boards of Broadway. She worked for luminaries Stephen Sondheim, Bob Fosse, Marvin Hamlisch, Susan Stroman and more—singing, dancing and acting her way around the US and the globe.

Mia holds the Diploma in Wine & Spirits (DWS) from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She is a frequent guest panelist on social media and public relations.