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American Bakers Association: David Schweikert to kick off convention

April 9, 2012
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"We are very pleased to have one of Arizona's rising stars officially welcome the group back to beautiful Scottsdale and kick off our tremendous 2012 program," says Robb MacKie, president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA), Washington, about U.S. Representative David Schweikert opening the association’s annual meeting April 14-18 a the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"Congressman Schweikert will be sharing his insight on the current political and economic climate, preparing us perfectly for the important issues we'll discuss at the rest of the meeting," MacKie says.

Raised in Scottsdale, Schweikert has served in the Arizona House of Representatives and held office in Maricopa County, where he was recognized by The Arizona Republic for his work as a reformer, voice for fiscal responsibility, and advocate for small businesses and taxpayers. He was elected to Congress in 2010 and sits on the Financial Services Committee. Despite the record large freshman class in the House of Representatives, Representative Schweikert has already distinguished himself.

“Representative Schweikert’s background and incredible reputation will make him a perfect fit for our group,” adds MacKie. “I encourage all attendees to represent their companies at the All Membership Meeting.”

This meeting is themed “Baking Industry United,” and celebrates each individual’s integral role in the industry. The convention will bring together hundreds of leaders from America’s baking businesses and their suppliers for networking, idea exchange, and working sessions. Registration will remain open to both members and prospective members until the start of the event. More information is available at

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