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NextGenBaker Working page – definition of Committee

NextGenBaker is dedicated to developing the future leadership of the wholesale baking industry and the American Bakers Association.

Next Gen BAKER 17 Formerly the ABA Executive Leadership Development Committee (ELDC), the Committee was renamed in 2015 to NextGenBaker (NGB) to reflect a broader and redoubled effort to engage and energize the next generation of baking and allied industry leaders. NextGenBaker is dedicated to developing the future leadership of the wholesale baking industry, as well as the association, by bringing together executives in a forum that educates participants on industry trends, encourages active engagement in public policy discussions, and develops individual personal leadership and management skills.

In February 2017, ABA announced that Brent Bradshaw, Flowers Foods, and Brandon Woods, LeMatic, Inc., will serve as ABA’s NextGenBaker Committee Co-Chairs.  Bradshaw and Woods replaced outgoing NextGenBaker Co-Chairs Jesse Amoroso, Amoroso’s Baking Co., and Morgan Murphy, Mother Murphy’s Flavors who did a superb job fulling their roles as committee chairs for the two years. They truly took the committee and its vision to the next level.