Robb MacKie has served as President and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA) since 2006. ABA is the trade association representing the interests of the 800,000 skilled employees of the $153 billion commercial baking industry in Washington, D.C. Mr. MacKie serves as the baking industry’s chief advocate and spokesperson and oversees all aspects of the administration and operations of ABA. He previously served as ABA Vice President of Government Relations.
Mr. MacKie has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNBC, Fox Business News, CNN; and on numerous local news programs in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. He has also been interviewed by Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster Orin Samuelson for This Week in Agri-Business.
A recognized leader of the Washington business community, Mr. MacKie serves as the co-chair of the Food and Beverage Issues Alliance and facilitator of the food and beverage association CEOs forum. In addition, he is active in the prestigious US Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 and the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations. Mr. MacKie also provides strategic guidance as a member of the Kansas State University Grain Sciences and Industry Advisory Committee.
Before joining ABA, Mr. MacKie worked for Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona with a primary responsibility for domestic spending bills. He also represented the construction industry for the American Subcontractors Association and the Associated General Contractors.
Mr. MacKie also has served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County, Maryland and 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.