Jim Flannery has been appointed senior executive VP of operations and industry affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).
“I am pleased that Jim Flannery is joining the GMA team,” says Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA. “Given his life-long experience and success in the consumer packaged goods industry, and his in-depth knowledge of so many of the important issues GMA manages on behalf of its members, no one is better positioned than Jim Flannery to advance GMA’s member-driven agenda.”
In his new role, Flannery will lead the association’s industry affairs practice and have primary responsibility for developing and implementing collaborative relationships, initiatives and programs with retailers and their trade associations across all retail channels. In addition, he will help the organization identify and implement innovative services and programs that will increase association revenue and enhance the value of GMA membership.
Flannery most recently served as managing director of customer development for Procter & Gamble’s global operations. He spent 36 years at P&G, holding various positions in customer business development and market strategy and planning.
Flannery also has held volunteer leadership positions at GMA, the Food Marketing Institute and Efficient Consumer Response-Asia. In addition, he was instrumental in the creation of the Consumer Goods Forum.
“I am thrilled to be joining the GMA team,” says Flannery. “GMA plays an important role in driving efficiency, enabling growth and providing responsible public policy solutions for its member companies, and I look forward to working with GMA’s members, retailer and supplier organizations and GMA staff to take the association to an even higher level of effectiveness.”
A native of New York, Flannery holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J.
He will begin his new assignment at GMA on July 15. He will report to Bailey and will serve as a member of the GMA senior leadership team.