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ASB Hires Director of Education

CARMEL, Ind., August 21, 2023 – ASB Focuses on Workforce Training & Development  Sarah Day joins the ASB staff as Director of Education focusing on ASB’s strategic vision to deliver training, development, and educational resources to its growing membership and the commercial baking industry at-large.   The ASB Board of Directors approved its 2023-2024 Business Plan […]

BAKERpedia Invests in ASB’s Education Efforts 

CARMEL, IND., JULY 24, 2023 – Today, BAKERpedia, the innovative resource for baking solutions, is joining forces with the American Society of Baking (ASB), a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the baking industry, to bring new value to its growing membership with research-based resources to benefit its current and future members.  BAKERpedia will […]

Commercial Baking Editor Sits Down with Baking Industry Association Leaders

By Joanie Spencer KANSAS CITY, MO — Pandemic notwithstanding, the baking industry has seen more than its share of disruption over the past few years. Associations are welcoming new leaders into the fold as their memberships and boards ideate in all new ways. Joanie Spencer, Commercial Baking editor-in-chief, sat down with Kerwin Brown, president and CEO of BEMA; Eric Dell, […]

Education Development Efforts Underway

June 23, 2023 — Collaborative efforts to enhance existing and create new educational and training resources for the baking industry is a key priority for ASB in its 2023-2024 business plan. ASB’s Executive Director met with baking industry association leaders at the recent Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA) Annual Meeting in Bluffton, S.C. to discuss […]

Member Newsletter Redesigned

CARMEL, Ind., June 8, 2023 — ASB launches a redesigned newsletter to keep members and industry partners informed. “After months of reviewing our communications and listening to member feedback, we recognized that our member community wanted to hear from us in a new and improved way,” said Kristen L. Spriggs, ASB executive director. Spriggs indicates […]

100-year Celebration Kicks Off

CARMEL, Ind., May 31, 2023 — In a letter to the membership and its industry partners, ASB kicks off its 100-year anniversary celebration on June 1st, 2023. Executive Director Kristen L. Spriggs shared insights about the ASB’s Board of Directors work to advance the organization while holding true to the original tenets of the bakers’ […]

Interview with Commercial Baking’s Annie Hollon

CARMEL, Ind., from Interview with Annie Hollon, Commercial Baking — June 1 marked the kickoff of the 100th anniversary celebration of the American Society of Baking (ASB). Kristen Spriggs, the organization’s executive director, shared her perspective on the work taking place to keep the organization moving forward. As a newcomer to the industry, Spriggs is taking in […]

The American Society of Baking announces board of directors for 2023

On March 2, 2023, the American Society of Baking (ASB) held their yearly election to appoint new members to the society’s board of directors.

ASB Names New Executive Director

KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 15, 2023 –The American Society of Baking announces Kristen L. Spriggs, CAE, IOM has been named as its next Executive Director to succeed Kent Van Amburg, CAE, who will retire on March 2, 2023.

Baking Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 1, 2022 — The American Society of Baking (ASB) will induct six industry leaders into the Baking Hall of Fame during special ceremonies at BakingTECH 2023, the group’s annual meeting and technical conference to be held Feb. 28 to March 2, 2023, at the Hilton Chicago. The honorees and their affiliated […]