GMA Names Fennig VP of Industry Affairs

WASHINGTON — Grocery Manufacturers Association here on Wednesday said it has hired Elise Fennig as vice president, industry affairs.

“The addition of Elise Fennig strengthens the association’s ability to foster growth and value chain efficiency through greater collaboration among retailers, manufacturers and suppliers,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and chief executive officer, GMA. “Based on her track record in industry relations, membership services and public affairs in the consumer packaged goods industry, I know she will add tremendous value to GMA’s growth agenda.”

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Fennig comes to GMA from the American Frozen Food Institute, where she managed AFFI’s public and industry affairs initiatives as vice president of member services. In addition, she was executive director of the Frozen Food Foundation.

In her new position, effective Oct. 1., Fennig will direct and manage GMA’s industry affairs initiatives and projects in supply-chain management and technology, sales and sales promotion, and industry performance. She will report to Sean McBride, senior vice president, communications and marketing.

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