In June, Walnut Park neighbor and Grant High mom Claire Randall was promoted to chief executive officer at Grand Central Bakery. Randall joined Grand Central as a wholesale sales manager in 1993 and has held several other leadership positions with the company over the course of 25 years. She was named interim chief executive in 2016.
“I have complete faith and trust in Claire’s work ethic, skill set and commitment to being the chief custodian of our company’s mission and culture,” said Cully neighbor Ben Davis, Grand Central Bakery’s president and son of the company’s founder, Gwyneth Bassetti.
With an office in Northwest Portland, Grand Central remains locally owned and operated. Randall and her husband Bob Kerr, along with Davis and his sister – Overlookneighbor Piper Davis – form the Portland contingent of an ownership group that includes Seattle’s Gillian Allen-White and Gabrielle Moorhead.
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