Pamela Bailey to president, c.e.o. of G.M.A.

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WASHINGTON — Pamela G. Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Personal Care Products Council, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

"I am extremely pleased Pam Bailey has agreed to take the helm of G.M.A.," said Douglas R. Conant, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Co. and chairman of the board of the G.M.A. "In these trying economic times, G.M.A.’s leadership is critical to the continued success of the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry. Pam’s extensive experience in government service, bipartisan approach to public policy, success as a trade association leader and her strong credentials in the consumer packaged goods industry made her an obvious choice to position G.M.A. to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."

Ms. Bailey has been in her current position at the P.C.P.C. since 2005, and before joining the P.C.P.C., she was president and c.e.o. of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. She also worked for the Reagan White House as head of the Office of Communications Planning and special assistant to the president and deputy director in the Office of Public Affairs.

"Pam is an excellent selection for this important position," said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and c.e.o. of the Food Marketing Institute. "She brings vision and leadership to the industry at this critical time. It will be my pleasure to work with her as F.M.I. and G.M.A. collaboratively approach industry issues."

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