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GMA Appoints Jennifer Kaleda as Vice President for Industry Affairs, Operational Effectiveness

Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Kaleda as vice president for industry affairs, operational effectiveness.

I am pleased to welcome Jennifer Kaleda to the GMA team,” said Bailey. “Jennifer comes to us with a strong background in the consumer packaged goods industry, and her work in integrated supply chain management makes her the ideal person to enhance GMA’s role as a leader in facilitating industry collaboration across the entire value chain.”

As a member of the industry affairs and collaboration leadership team, Kaleda will be responsible for the operational effectiveness and efficiency initiatives of the GMA value chain optimization strategic platform, while supporting the team’s overall goal of fostering trading partner relationships and collaboration.

Prior to joining GMA, Kaleda was the director of 1SYNC account management at GS1 U.S., in charge of leveraging customer relationships to create awareness, adoption and implementation of the global data synchronization effort.

She also served in management roles with The Campbell Soup Company and Kraft Foods. Kaleda will report to Denny Belcastro, executive vice president for industry affairs and collaboration. She will begin her new assignment on November 14.

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. 

Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. 

In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.  The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year. For more information visit
www.gmaonline.org.