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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has announced that Pamela G. Bailey is retiring as the organization’s president/CEO after almost a decade in the role. She will remain with GMA as a search is conducted for her successor.

The compensation package alone should be a lure. According to , Bailey’s total 2016 compensation package was more than $1.6 million, on a base salary of $1.2 million.
KC's View:
It’s been a tough last few months for Bailey, who has seen six major companies - Tyson, Unilever, Campbell Soup, Nestlé, Dean Foods and Mars - pulling out of GMA. The lesson of this, people tell me, is that a trade association sometimes has to accept the notion that it can best support its members by being progressive in its embracing of consumer issues.