ABA ELDC Leadership Forum Key Industry Leaders Cover Topics from Mentoring to Industry’s Future Workforce
Mentoring is not a one-way street with me,” said Paula Marshall, President and CEO, The Bama Companies. “If I decide to mentor someone, I need to see that they are investing as much into the relationship as I am. We must be responsible for our own professional growth and personal mission statements.”
Paula Marshall, The Bama Companies
Membership, and more importantly, participatory membership, in ABA is so critical in today’s business climate,” said Bimbo Bakeries’ President Fred Penny. “As Washington becomes more involved in the day-to-day operations of our businesses, we must come together, through membership in the ABA, to make our voices heard collectively as an industry on Capitol Hill.”
Fred Penny, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Managing a family business presents its own unique challenges and rewards,” said Mike McKee, President, McKee Foods Corporation. “At McKee, we’ve implemented a more formal structure to our succession planning, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities that exist within the fourth generation of our family and employee-owned company,” said McKee.
Mike McKee, McKee Foods Corp.
Dawn Food Products conducts business all over the world, in over 70 countries,” said Miles Jones, Co-Chairman, Dawn Food Products. “It’s so very important to understand and hold respect for the culture in which you are doing business. That takes tremendous effort and commitment, but the return on the investment is unmatched in this global economy.” Miles Jones, Dawn Food Products 5