C. Manly Molpus is one of the most trusted and experienced communications advisors to the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. He provides strategic counsel on industry and public affairs on the full range of issues impacting the consumer products marketplace.
From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Molpus served as president and chief executive officer of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents the world’s leading branded food, beverage, and consumer products companies. The association is the leading advocate for its members on international and domestic public policy issues and industry-wide productivity enhancement in collaboration with the supermarket industry.
Prior to joining GMA, Mr. Molpus was president and chief executive officer of the American Meat Institute. He also served as vice president of Corporate Affairs for the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, where he directed the company’s government and public affairs activities.
Mr. Molpus is also a former appointee to the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, and he served on the USDA/USTR Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade. He currently serves on the board of SPAR Group; the CPG Advisory Board of ICG Commerce; and is a Director of Park City Group.
- 2007 William H. Albers Award for Industry Relations: Food Marketing Institute
- 2006 GMA Hall of Achievement: Grocery Manufacturers Association
- Richard E. Lying Award for Public Service: American Meat Institute
- “Power 50 List”: Supermarket News
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