Robb MacKie serves as President and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA). He previously served for 11 years as Vice President of Government Relations. The ABA is a trade association representing the interests of the $102 billion wholesale baking industry in Washington, D.C. Mr. MacKie oversees all aspects of the administration and operations of ABA and serves as the baking industry’s chief advocate and spokesperson.
Mr. MacKie has appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Power Lunch, on Fox Business News, on CNN’s The Glenn Beck Show; and on numerous local news programs in Washington, D.C. and in Baltimore. He has also been interviewed by Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Orin Samuelson for This Week in Agri-Business.
Mr. MacKie is recognized as a leader in the Washington business community. He previously served on the steering committees of several issue-oriented coalitions including co-chairing the National Coalition on Ergonomics and the Food Industry Coalition on Hours of Service Regulations.
Before joining ABA, Mr. MacKie worked for Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona with a primary responsibility for domestic spending bills. He also worked for the American Subcontractors Association and the Associated General Contractors representing the construction industry’s interests before the Congress.
Mr. MacKie provides strategic guidance as a member of the Kansas State University Grain Sciences Program Advisory Committee. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of BIPAC’s Prosperity Fund and the US Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Committee of 100.
From 2004 to 2008, Mr. MacKie served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County, Maryland by appointment of Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich. The term was one of the most active in recent history with 4 judicial vacancies to fill. He remains very involved in local community and political activities.
Mr. MacKie is a graduate of Frostburg State University with a degree in Political Science. He and his wife Barbara have two children.