Consociate Media Expands, Welcomes Acclaimed Virginia Wine Marketer Michael Kimball to Team


Formerly of The Williamsburg Winery, addition to Consociate Media launches new partnership between the two companies.

GLOUCESTER and WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia – Stephanie Heinatz, Managing Partner of Consociate Media, and Patrick G. Duffeler, Founder and Chairman of The Williamsburg Winery, are pleased to announce that following eight years serving in various marketing and leadership roles with one of Virginia’s most acclaimed wineries, Michael Kimball will join the full-service marketing and communications company and soon become a partner in the firm.

“This change represents a great opportunity for Michael, as well as for Consociate Media,” Duffeler said. “The Williamsburg Winery is looking forward to partnering with Consociate Media on marketing initiatives and other exciting projects.”

The addition of Kimball to the Consociate Media team marks an exciting chapter in the history of the company, Heinatz said.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Williamsburg Winery, as this provides us all a chance to collaborate in many ways,” Heinatz said. “I remember not all that long ago taking in The Williamsburg Winery’s marketing and communications online and thinking how much I admired their story, the passion Michael so clearly put into helping tell it and how they all so genuinely seem to connect to the community and their customers.”

Kimball’s career at The Williamsburg Winery culminated in his role as Vice President of Marketing, responsible for helping showcase the over 40 acres of vineyards, boutique hotel, and two restaurants. He also served as the Vice President of the Virginia Wineries Association.

He joins a seasoned team at Consociate Media that has significant experience developing authentic narratives that connect people and drive results.

“In today’s ever-changing media world, one thing has always held true – insightful storytelling and communications remain the most important way to inspire change and move people to action,” said Heinatz, who founded Consociate Media in 2012. “Michael embodies that philosophy and, like our team, believes that communication happens across multiple mediums in today’s landscape.”

For more information about The Williamsburg Winery, visit williamsburgwinery.com or contact Patrick G. Duffeler at pduffeler@wmbgwine.com. For more information about Consociate Media, contact Stephanie Heinatz at stephanie@consociatemedia.com.