Key leaders of the baking industry addressed over 250 attendees at the ABA Executive Leadership Development Committee’s (ELDC) Leadership Forum held during IBIE at the Las Vegas Convention Center last October.
Mike McKee, McKee Foods Corp.; Paula Marshall, The Bama Companies; Miles Jones, Dawn Food Products, and Fred Penny, Bimbo Bakeries USA, served on the panel moderated by ELDC Co-Chairs Connie Vaughan, McKee Foods Corp., and Pete Frederick, Milner Milling Inc.
The industry leaders shared their views on core strengths needed by effective leaders; identifying and managing talent, strategy and innovation; the value of participating in ABA to build valuable networks and unite the industry, and much more.
“It was a terrific evening for ELDC to showcase the depth of talent and expertise we have within the leadership of the baking industry,” said ABA Senior Political Director Kelly Knowles. “Both professionally and personally, I took away so much valuable information from the evening and the feedback was tremendously positive from attendees and panelists alike. I hope more companies take advantage of what ELDC has to offer the industry.”
- Advice to Young Leaders from Miles Jones, Co-Chairman of Dawn Food Products
- Reflections on Succession Planning for a Family Business from Mike McKee, President & CEO of McKee Foods Corporation
- Views on Leadership Challenges and Opportunities from Fred Penny, President of Bimbo Bakeries USA
- Thoughts on Mentoring from Paula Marshall, CEO and President of The Bama Companies
- Visits to Capitol Hill Are Important and the Best Part of Participating in ELDC, according to Paula Marshall