Douglas R. Conant, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and chairman of the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), announced the appointment of Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), as the association’s new president and CEO.
“I am extremely pleased that Pam Bailey has agreed to take the helm of GMA,” said Conant. “In these trying economic times, GMA’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 GMA to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Bailey has served as president and CEO of PCPC since 2005. Prior to joining PCPC, Bailey served as president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), where she helped achieve significant FDA and Medicare payment reform.
Bailey has extensive experience in the public sector, having served in the Reagan White House as head of the Office of Communications Planning and also as special assistant to the president and deputy director in the Office of Public Affairs. In addition, she has served as the assistant secretary of public affairs at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and also served as an adviser to Presidents Ford and Nixon.
Bailey's permanent successor at PCPC has not been named.