KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On March 2, 2023, the American Society of Baking (ASB) held their yearly election to appoint new members to the society’s board of directors. The election took place in Chicago, IL, at BakingTECH, ASB’s annual education and networking event for baking professionals.
ASB’s board of directors will be making strategic and operational decisions to advance both the society and the wider baking industry. The board consists of six officers serving a one-year term, as well as six bakers and the immediate past chairman of 2022-2023, and six allied tradespeople, all serving three-year terms. Each director is nominated by the ASB Nominations Committee and elected by the society’s membership.
ASB board of directors for 2023-2024
|Chairman||Eric Lewis, Flowers Foods|
|1st Vice Chairman||Xochitl Cruz, Bimbo Bakeries USA|
|2nd Vice Chairman||Monica Kline, The EnSol Group|
|3rd Vice Chairman||Matt Bowers, New Horizons Baking Co.|
|Secretary/Treasurer||Sarah Tsocanos, Campbells Snack Foods|
|Executive Director||Kristen L. Spriggs, American Society of Baking|
Rod Cunha, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Tim Gentry, Flowers Foods
Harrison Helmick, PhD candidate, Purdue University
Dave Krishock, Grain Craft
Brittny Ohr, Sugar Foods Corp.
Jeremiah Tilghman, Better Butter
Theresa Watkinson, Aladdin Bakers
Bruce Campbell, AMF Bakery Systems
Amy Estrada, Eaglestone Equipment
Scott Houtz, Air Management Technologies
Mike Scouten, Middleby Bakery Group
Marissa Stubbs, Caldic USA
Danielle Wedral Licata, Jungbunzlauer
Support the baking industry by volunteering with ASB
The ASB board of directors is made up of volunteers who wish to ensure prosperity and security for bakers across America. Other baking industry members can also join them in their mission by volunteering for an ASB committee or task force. This provides the chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with their industry peers to influence the future success of ASB’s projects and initiatives.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Board of Directors
- BakingTECH Planning Committee
- MarketPlace Committee
- Membership Committee
- Young Professionals Committee
- Hall of Fame Evaluation Committee
- Finance Committee
- Product Development Competition Committee
- Task Forces
Those who wish to volunteer can fill in ASB’s short Volunteer Sign Up form to let the society’s board of directors and staff know which groups they would like to join.
The American Society of Baking is a community of baking industry professionals who have joined together to provide continuing education, networking opportunities, and professional development. The members include commercial bakers, engineers, food technologists, and the suppliers of equipment, ingredients, and services in the grain-based food industry. Colleagues share knowledge, encourage and promote skill development, and create resources that advance the industry and its workforce. The Society’s mission is to facilitate this interaction by promoting personal growth and professional development through education and collaboration. It is through the interactions and contributions of our members that they foster mutually meaningful business relationships. More information on ASB is available at www.asbe.org.