Chairman's Advisory Council

The Chairman’s Advisory Council (CAC) is GMA’s leadership body comprised of senior-level executives representing small-cap companies and major operating units of larger companies. Established to review and make specific recommendations on GMA programs and services, the Chairman’s Advisory Council meets twice a year during the first and third quarters. CAC meetings are hosted by key industry retailers and offer valuable collaboration opportunities between council members and retail executives. The CAC’s mission is to: • Identify current and emerging issues likely to affect member companies and other operating divisions, which GMA should address on a formal basis; • Provide feedback to the GMA president and CEO on how well the Association is addressing the needs of member companies; • Provide a forum for executive discussion of the issues and likely impact on all members, particularly operating units within larger companies, as well as mid- and small-cap members, which GMA is addressing or considering for future involvement

Staff Liaison: Mr. Jonathan M. Downey, CAE, Senior Director, Member Value Creation, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Staff Liaison: Mr. James M. Flannery, Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Industry Collaboration, Grocery Manufacturers Association

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