Rasma I. Zvaners, Policy Director, American Bakers Association
Rasma Zvaners serves as Policy Director for the American Bakers Association (ABA) and joined the organization in September 2006. ABA is the national trade association that represents over 200 baker and allied member companies that together manufacture over 80% of the wholesale baked goods sold in the United States. ABA represents member companies such as Flowers Foods (Sunbeam, Nature’s Own), Bimbo USA (Arnold, Thomas & Entenmann’s, Mrs Bairds, Oroweat), McKee Foods (Little Debbie), Pepperidge Farm, and Krispy Kreme.
As Policy Director Ms. Zvaners is the primary liaison for both ABA’s Energy and Environmental Health Committee and the Safety Committee. Prior to ABA she was with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) where in her last post, Ms. Zvaners served as Director of Regulatory Policy. She managed and led member companies on significant regulatory and policy issues including environment, energy, public health and products.
Prior to this, Ms. Zvaners served as Director of Communications where she implemented a comprehensive strategy for effective Internet advocacy geared towards a wide variety of audiences. Ms. Zvaners was on the ACC staff for sixteen years where she progressively increased her responsibilities and expertise.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Michigan State University and she attended The George Washington University where she earned an American Bar Association Legal Assistant’s certification