Robb MacKie is the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA) and a chief advocate and spokesperson for the $102 billion wholesale baking industry. A recognized leader in the Washington business community, MacKie serves as a board member of the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100. He also participates on the Kansas State University’s Grain Science Advisory Committee.
Douglas J. Peckenpaugh is chief editor of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. He has 20 years of publishing experience following the food industry from farm to fork, covering agriculture, aquaculture, ingredient processing, food product R&D, chain-restaurant menu development, and retail grocery branding. Doug also previously worked as a cook and back-of-house restaurant manager. He studied Professional and Creative Writing at Purdue University.
Author Gale Prince is founder and president of SAGE Food Safety Consultants, LLC, Cincinnati, which offers guidance and generates solutions on issues such as crisis management, food safety, regulatory compliance and quality assurance. Prince brings more than 40 years of food industry experience to the table, starting in 1967 at the Jewel Cos. untll his retirement from The Kroger Co. as their director of corporate regulatory affairs. He is widely known for his involvement in industry and regulatory activities and in addressing global food safety issues.
Romy Schafer is Associate Editor of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery. Romy has worked as a business-to-business editor and writer for more than 25 years, covering a variety of industries, including nursery and landscape, agricultural seed, customer service, pet retail and home furnishings. Before joining Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, she was a freelance writer and editor for three years for publications serving the informational needs of professionals in the snack and bakery, home furnishings, pet retail and custom home industries.
Romy also has worked as an editor for Vance Publishing’s Furniture Style, a monthly magazine for home furnishings retailers. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.