The Consumer Brands Association has tapped David Chavern to serve as their new president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 3.
Most recently, Chavern served as the president and CEO of News Media Alliance. Consistently recognised as a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill and a Washingtonian “250 Most Influential People,” Chavern’s 30 year career has also led him to positions of influence on the board of Transamerica Insurance and the University of Pittsburgh, and as president of the US Chamber Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation.
“We are pleased to welcome David to Consumer Brands, an organization doing the important work of continuing to unite and champion the CPG industry,” said Jeff Harmening, chairman and CEO, General Mills, Inc., and chairman of the Consumer Brands board. “The board is committed to Consumer Brands’ direction and future and is looking for David to build on a strong foundation and to accelerate the great momentum we have seen in recent years.”
Chavern will join the association at a key point in its development. Back in January 2020, they rebranded from the Grocery Manufacturers Association to Consumer Brands. Since then, the association has brought on 30 CPG members and retained all CPG companies with over $500 million in sales. Currently, the Consumer Brands Association represents 73 CPG companies with nearly 2000 brands from across CPG industry sectors. Current association members include Coca-Cola, Keurig Dr Pepper, Reckitt and Kellogg Company.
“It is a privilege to be chosen to represent an industry that matters to every American, every day,” said Chavern. “I have watched the incredible turnaround of Consumer Brands over the last three years and am honored to carry the association into its next phase and elevate the CPG industry that I am proud to now call myself a part of.”
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