Alyssa Walker & Ann Delany

Marcia Hull, Chelsea Calhoun & Nancy Bown

Misty Rae Ruthrauff & Chelsea Fox

Janie Schmidt & Nicole Valle

Kelly Thompson & Jessica Plowden


n June 19, the newly opened Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, right in the 
heart of Sandestin at The Village Of Baytowne Wharf, was the venue for the June 
professional development luncheon of FPRA of Northwest Florida. 

The COO of Grayton Beer Company, Cathy Steen, was the keynote speaker 

of the highly anticipated event. The accomplished business leader with more than 25 years 
of experience launching and growing luxury brands in the wine and spirits industry talked 
about corporate social responsibility to make our planet a better place to live. She also shared 
about her leadership contributions, and how it extended to the broader global community and 
charitable work, where she played an integral role in advancing Belvedere Vodka’s strategic 
brand partnership with RED, a global organization dedicated to accelerating the end of AIDS, 
tuberculosis, and malaria, and raising funds. Ms. Steen also reminded, “We as consumers are 
not just looking to companies for the products and services that they offer, but also for the causes 
that they support.”

The Gates, LLC, sponsored the event, and provided a take away present for everyone who 

attended the event. Guests also enjoyed beautiful and delicious entrees prepared right on site by 
the chef.


photos & story by

Zhalman Harris

Hilary Taylor & Hilary Butler

   VIP Destin at Slick Lips 

Cathy Steen, Chelsea & Chase Blaich

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