Membership & Development Director

Patti Stobaugh
PattiCakes Bakery
2106 Robinson Ave
Conway, Arkansas 72034
Work:  501-205-1969

Immediate Past President
John Lupo III, CMB
Grandma’s Bakery, Inc.
1765 Buerkle Road
White Bear Lake,MN 55110
Work:  651-779-0707

Vice President
Scott Calvert
The Cake Plate 
1104 N. Cuernavaca Dr.
Austin, TX 78733
Work:  512 263 9305


Bernadette Haas
Retail Bakers of America
15941 Harlem Ave., #347
Tinley Park, IL 60477

core focus

RBA is a robust and dynamic community of retail bakers who enthusiastically look to the RBA for education and idea-sharing that contributes to their ongoing success.  

RBA members bring consumers quality bakery foods from supermarket bakery departments, independent bakeries, and foodservice facilities. Baking instructors, students, and suppliers of ingredients, equipment, supplies, and services are also proud RBA members.

Together, these individuals are redefining the industry - and they are willing to trade ideas through networking, sharing resources, and knowledge. In fact, it is the #1 reason our members join.

Our staff 

our niche

RBA will provide unique, relevant programs and services that add value and are sustainable.

patti stobough, patticakes bakery

bernadette shanahan-haas,
director of operations

Anne Heap
Pink Cake Box
18 E. Main St.,
Denville, NJ 07834

Brian Pansari
La Bonbonniere
2062 Route 27
Edison, NJ

Bronwen Weber
2835 W. Brooklyn Ave
Dallas, TX  75211

Ashley Kerns
Dawn Foods
National Technical Sales and Service
3333 Sargent Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Marc Haymon, CMB
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Dr,
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Chip Levers
General Mills

*Together with our members, we create industry-specific training programs and develop small business programs.

*We foster the community of retail bakeries providing a forum for exchanging industry and business information and networking, learning opportunities, and mentoring among bakers, future and existing.

*We also create industry standards through professional certification, industry research, and school programs.

*We are one of the title sponsors of the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the largest baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere to be held in Las Vegas on Sept. 18-22, 2022.

mission & vision

The RBA will be a driving force in the baking industry for interactive education, technology, and innovation.

marisaa velie,
certification Director

Our board of directors

Our president 


lynn schurman,
education Director