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.  

Anne Heap
Pink Cake Box
18 E. Main St., Suite 101
Denville, NJ 07834

Bronwen Weber
2835 W. Brooklyn Ave
Dallas, TX  75211

Matthew Ratliff

The Everglades Club
356 Worth Avenue,
Palm Beach, FL  33480

Amie Smith
AMIE Bakery

1254 Main Street
Osterville, MA 02655

Anthony DiNardo
Henri’s Bakery & Deli 

68 North Marietta Pkwy NWMarietta, GA 30060

*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,
Education & certification Director


The Retail Bakers of America is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Calvert as the new RBA Board President. Scott is the Owner of The Cake Plate & Tootie Pie Co. out of Austin, Texas. For the next two years, this sharp and thoughtful business owner will lead the RBA into new and exciting opportunities that will help the association thrive.

"When I look back at my years in the baking industry, I recognize how important my RBA Connections have been. As a member of the RBA, I've made life-long friends, and have learned valuable and practical skills that I use in my bakery every day. This is why I'm so excited to be stepping in as the 2022-2024 Board President!"
- Scott Calvert

Our board of directors

Our staff 

Our president 


lynn schurman,
education Director

our niche

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

Scott Calvert, the cake plate & tootie pie company

bernadette shanahan-haas,
director of operations


Scott Calvert

The Cake Plate & Tootie Pie Co.

1104 N. Cuernavaca Dr.

Austin, TX 78733

Vice President
Brian Pansari
La Bonbonniere
2062 Route 27
Edison, NJ​

Ashley Kerns
Dawn Foods
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

Mark Seaman
Barry Callebaut
600 W. Chicago Ave. Suite 860
Chicago, IL 60654

Membership & Development Director


Patti Stobaugh
PattiCakes Bakery
2106 Robinson Ave
Conway, Arkansas 72034


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