WASHINGTON — After nearly 10 years of leading the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Pamela Bailey will be leaving her post as president and chief executive officer. Bailey will continue to manage the organization while the board of directors conducts a search for her successor.
During Bailey’s tenure, GMA led the industry in supporting modernization of the nation’s food and product safety laws and regulations, which resulted in passage of the historic Food Safety Modernization Act, reforms to the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) review process and passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Under her leadership, GMA was a vital voice in support of a federal law setting a uniform national standard for required disclosure of food and beverage ingredients from biotechnology. The passage of this law in 2016 with broad bipartisan support was recognized as one of the top lobbying victories of the year.