GMA names VP industry affairs

WASHINGTON — Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Kaleda as VP industry affairs, operational effectiveness.

"I am pleased to welcome Jennifer Kaleda to the GMA team," Bailey said. "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 Campbell Soup Co. and Kraft Foods. Kaleda will report to Denny Belcastro, EVP industry affairs and collaboration. She will begin her new assignment on Nov. 14.

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