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.
Liz Parker is the Managing Editor of both Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery and Food Safety Strategies, and has worked at BNP Media since 2012. She has 10+ years of writing experience, and has written for CBS Detroit as well as for her own blogs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Liz can be contacted at (248) 786-1643 or at email@example.com.
Douglas J. Peckenpaugh is Group Editorial Director of Snack, Bakery, Meat, Candy, Latin America & Food Safety for BNP Media. He has over two decades of publishing experience following the food industry from farm to fork, covering agriculture, ingredient processing, CPG and foodservice R&D, retail and restaurant menu trends, and retail grocery branding. He is a member of the Research Chefs Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Foodservice Editorial Council. Doug 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.