ABA NextGenBaker Co-Chair Transition Announced

February 16, 2022 American Bakers Association

The American Bakers Association (ABA) announced the departure of NextGenBaker Co-Chair Kelly Mariotti, Director of People Programs & Processes at Weston Foods, as she pursues a new career opportunity and introduced her successor Liliana Economakis, Division Vice President, Customer Development Non-Commercial at Aspire Bakeries.

Announcing ABA’s NextGenBaker Virtual Leadership Series

After much consideration and given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, ABA has made the decision to postpone the in-person September 2020 NextGenBaker Leadership Forum until September 2021. However, we are excited to announce the NextGenBaker Virtual Leadership Series, which will take place from July-December 2020. 

New Co-Chairs Announced For ABAs NextGenBaker

January 30, 2020 American Bakers Association

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is pleased to announce that Kelly Mariotti, Director of Talent Management at Weston Foods, and Campbell Williams, Co-President at B.C. Williams Bakery Service and BCW Food Products, will serve as the 2020-2022 Co-Chairs of ABA’s NextGenBaker Professionals Group.

At ABA 2020 Convention Join Industry Leaders Taking a New Path

Back by popular demand, the second annual NextGenBaker Brunch will be held during the ABA 2020 Convention in Scottsdale on Sunday, April 19. NextGenBaker invites the industry’s rising leaders to network with their peers and the ABA Board of Directors over a delicious brunch to be inspired by changemakers and one another.

Bakers: ABA and ATBI Announce the NextGenBaker Scholarship to Support Future Leaders of the Baking Industry

At the American Bakers Association (ABA) 2019 Convention, the Allied Trades of the Baking Industry (ATBI) and ABA announced a new scholarship opportunity for aspiring baking industry leaders. Recognizing that development of future leaders is critical to the baking industry’s success, ATBI has partnered with ABA to offer an annual scholarship to help a NextGenBaker attend the annual NextGenBaker Leadership Forum.