Duration:60 minutes


The “State of the Industry: Snack & Bakery” editorial webinar, presented by Snack Foods & Wholesale Bakery, will take place on August 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. Eastern. This webinar will provide expert snack and bakery perspectives and will discuss key developments within snack and bakery, addressing both “big picture” issues and specific examples related to snack and bakery product categories.


This webinar will address:


  • Retail CPG market data and analysis for strong and emerging snack and bakery product categories
  • Identification of new product trends in snack and bakery
  • Regulatory and other issues that should be top-of-mind for snack and bakery companies
  • Discussion of new ingredients, equipment, technology and packaging that will drive specific snack and bakery categories and overall businesses forward

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Robb MacKie

President & CEO
American Bakers Association (ABA).

Robb previously served for 11 years as Vice President of Government Relations. The ABA is a trade association representing the interests of the $102 billion wholesale baking industry in Washington, D.C. Mr. MacKie oversees all aspects of the administration and operations of ABA and serves as the baking industry’s chief advocate and spokesperson.

Mr. MacKie has appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Power Lunch, on Fox Business News, on CNN’s The Glenn Beck Show; and on numerous local news programs in Washington, D.C. and in Baltimore. He has also been interviewed by Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Orin Samuelson for This Week in Agri-Business.

Mr. MacKie is recognized as a leader in the Washington business community. He previously served on the steering committees of several issue-oriented coalitions including co-chairing the National Coalition on Ergonomics and the Food Industry Coalition on Hours of Service Regulations.

Before joining ABA, Mr. MacKie worked for Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona with a primary responsibility for domestic spending bills. He also worked for the American Subcontractors Association and the Associated General Contractors representing the construction industry’s interests before the Congress.

Mr. MacKie provides strategic guidance as a member of the Kansas State University Grain Sciences Program Advisory Committee. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of BIPAC’s Prosperity Fund and the US Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Committee of 100.

From 2004 to 2008, Mr. MacKie served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County, Maryland by appointment of Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich. The term was one of the most active in recent history with 4 judicial vacancies to fill. He remains very involved in local community and political activities.

Mr. MacKie is a graduate of Frostburg State University with a degree in Political Science. He and his wife Barbara have two children.

Elizabeth Avery

President & CEO
SNAC International

Elizabeth Avery is the president & CEO of SNAC International. She brings 30 years of strategic government affairs experience and a strong track record of success in leading teams working on critical issues to the food industry at the state, federal and international level. She brings extensive real-world knowledge of the challenges that impact food companies the most, from taxation to food safety and nutrition labeling. Since 2004, Avery has served in several roles at PepsiCo, most recently as senior vice president for global public policy and government affairs, where she led a team of 60 executives in 25 countries and advised the company’s Board of Directors, CEO and President's Executive Council on policy threats. Avery has also advocated on behalf of several food companies and trade associations in Washington, D.C. She served as senior vice president of government and public affairs for the Snack Food Association from 1999 to 2001 and has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the snack industry.

Sally Lyons Wyatt

Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, Snacks

Sally Lyons Wyatt is a recognized thought leader and frequent speaker at popular conferences in the CPG industry and is an authority on consumer eating and shopping trends. She leverages more than 25 years of industry experience to provide innovative and results-driven insights with proven leadership success. Her specialty is focusing on client strategies which drive business growth along with cultivating and maintaining key business relationships.

As an executive and practice leader for IRI’s Client Insights division, Lyons Wyatt is responsible for driving integrated initiatives as well as measuring their success within the practice areas of consumer strategy, consumer/customer insights, and consumer relationship management (both traditional and online). She has held a number of key roles during her 13-year career with IRI, including the overall management and development of global account teams that provide service to Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo Foods and Campbell’s.

Lyons Wyatt experience also includes key positions with Marketing Specialists, AC Nielsen, Market Metrics and SmithKline Consumer Products. She has worked closely with a number of international manufacturers to align strategies using transformative approaches and proven business solutions.

Kokil Singh

Client Insights Principal

As a client development leader, Kokil Singh has been delivering insights and thought leadership at major packaged goods clients for more than a decade. Her background spans domain expertise across multiple categories and includes her current engagement with one of IRI’s key bakery clients, where she leads problem solving with client stakeholders, delivering compelling narratives and recommendations to drive the business. She has a track record of building client engagement and leading internal teams to position them for success.

Singh has been with IRI for four years and previously held positions at The NPD Group and Nielsen prior to joining IRI. She earned an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, Arizona and an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University in the UK. Singh has a passion for baking and graduated from the Pastry & Baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.


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