Last updated on September 7th, 2012 at 10:05 am
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey on Oct. 19 announced the appointment of Robert Burns, Ph.D., as GMA VP, health and nutrition policy.
“I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Burns to GMA,” said Bailey. “Health and nutrition policy is critically important to GMA and its member companies and Dr. Burns clearly has the scientific expertise and proven leadership skills to take our work in this area to an even higher level of success.”
Dr. Burns most recently was owner of Nutrition Implications LLC, a consulting business, where he helped food organizations and companies develop strategic approaches to nutrition and health, including engagement with external stakeholders and development of research programs and communication initiatives. Prior to that, he held nutrition leadership roles in Cadbury Schweppes and Mead Johnson where he worked with cross-functional business and technical partners to develop and execute nutrition and wellness strategies.