Alicia Towns Franken

Alicia Towns Franken, with over 25 years in the hospitality industry, is VP Wine Portfolio at Archer Roose, one of the leading canned wine companies in the U.S. Alicia got her start at Back Bay Restaurant Group’s Grill 23 & Bar. During her tenure as Wine Director, she earned numerous accolades from organizations and magazines including Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Les Dames d’Escoffier and Wine Spectator.

In addition, Alicia serves on the board and also heads mentorship at Wine Unify, an organization who’s mission is to welcome, elevate, and amplify the voices of underrepresented minorities in the wine industry.

Alicia lives in Boston with her husband and their two children. She is actively engaged in her community serving on the boards of The Esplanade Association, The Learning Project and the Board of Advisors of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Leadership Council of The Posse Foundation.