New Leadership Roles Announced at American Bakers Association

Rasma Zvaners Promoted to VP and Donnelly Assumes Additional Duties

  • 20 November 2023
New Leadership Roles Announced at American Bakers Association

Washington, DC - The American Bakers Association (ABA) has recently announced significant changes to its leadership team. Rasma Zvaners, a long-standing member of the ABA since 2006, has been promoted to Vice President of Government Relations.

In this new role, she will lead the ABA's government relations operations, continuing her impressive career journey within the organization.

Ms. Zvaners brings a wealth of experience to her new position. She started at ABA as a Manager of Government Relations and has risen through the ranks, holding various key positions, including Vice President of Regulatory Affairs since 2017.

Her expertise extends across multiple areas, including food safety regulations, nutrition policy, and sustainability initiatives, like the ABA’s Energy Star program.

In addition to Ms. Zvaners' promotion, the ABA also announced an expansion in the role of Christina Donnelly, who currently serves as Senior Director of Industry Relations and Strategic Initiatives.

Ms. Donnelly, with the ABA for nearly a decade, will now also take on the responsibilities of Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors.

Her new duties will encompass spearheading industry relations, strategic initiatives, and overseeing board governance, ensuring compliance with policies and bylaws.

Ms. Donnelly's background includes significant experience in association management and legal assistance, bringing diverse skills to her expanded role.

Before joining the ABA, she was an Account Executive at Kellen Co. in Washington, working closely with associations and trade organizations.

These leadership changes at the ABA signify a strengthening of their executive team, poised to effectively navigate the dynamic landscape of the baking industry.

Both Ms. Zvaners and Ms. Donnelly are set to make substantial contributions to the ABA's ongoing efforts in representing and advancing the interests of the bakery sector.

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