World Coffee Events Committees


WCE Committees are working groups made up of volunteers that support the mission of the organization and assist in developing initiatives toward the strategic plan. Annual working groups may also be formed to help with specific projects related to one activity or championship.

Competitions Operations Committee – Develops the format an operations of all competitions. This committee is comprised of subcommittees that divide the scope of responsibilities.

  • Rules & Regulations Subcommittee– Develops the review, interpretation, and revision process for all competition rules and regulations.
  • Judges Subcommittee– Coordinates the world-certified judges activities at competitions.
  • Instructional Design Subcommittee– Develops the educational materials or certification program for world-level judges. Works with education partners within our parent associations.
  • Operations Subcommittee– Develops operational activities for the competitions, working with staff, volunteers, competitors.

Development Committee – Develops the WCE brand, marketing strategy and non-competition events that promote to the trade, press and end consumer.

Finance Committee – Develops and reviews financial systems and information for World Coffee Events


Competitions Operations Committee

Italics = Subcommittee Chair
Bold = Advisory Board Member

Rules and Regulations Subcommittee

Marcus Boni
Ellie Hudson-Matuszak
Hugo Nueproler
Jess Macdonald
David Nigel Flynn
Ben Bicknell
Matthew Williams (staff liaison)

Instructional Design Subcommittee

Marcus Boni
Ellie Hudson-Matuszak
Annemarie Tiemes

Emma Markland-Webster
Lauro Fioretti
Roukiat Delrue
Scott Conary
Carllee Curran
Kyonghee Shin
Dale Harris
Jenn Rugolo
Amy Ball (staff liaison)


Judges Operations Subcommittee

Marcus Boni
Ellie Hudson-Matuszak
Sonja Grant

Mike Yung
Chris White
Amber Fox
Ross Quail
Matthew Williams (staff liaison)

Event Operations Subcommittee

Members vary by events annually

Bold = Advisory Board Member

Marcus Boni
Matthew Williams (staff liaison)




Development Committee

Bold = Advisory Board Member

Peter Giuliano
James Shepherd
Carl Sara
Laura Lee (staff liaison)

Finance Committee

Bold = Advisory Board Member

Ric Rhinehart
David Veal
Drewry Pearson
Cindy Ludviksen (staff liaison)