WBA Announces New Members Appointed to the Board of Directors

February 02, 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous

The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) announces the appointment of two new members to the board of directors - Sarah Mironczuk and Sherry Brandis. Along with the continuing board members, they will provide leadership and guidance while sharing their talents, skills, and passion for the baking industry and WBA.

Sarah Mironczuk has over 10 years of experience in pastry having worked in almost every type of establishment from small independently owned bakeries to large scale production baking. She was even part of the opening team for the Whole Foods in Wauwatosa. She loves baking and making fun treats and aims to be as well rounded as a baker as she can possibly be.

By being appointed to the WBA board of directors, Sarah hopes to help the organization further its networking abilities. She loves bringing people with common passions together that may not have otherwise met and firmly believes in the need to support one another in this industry through sharing knowledge and information.

Sherry Brandis has always been passionate about food and enjoys meeting new people. She was able to join the two as a Territory Manager with AUI Fine Foods (Albert Uster Imports) for the past 5 years with a focus on pastry products working with bakeries, chocolatiers, country clubs, restaurants, hotels, casinos and grocers. She covers WI, IL, MN, IA, NE, ND and SD helping source new and innovative products as well as finding solutions for her customers. Previously four years with a specialty distributor serving SE WI. She enjoys the larger territory exploring new areas and trying new places to have a better understanding to help her customers. 

She supports only small businesses and has taught both her daughters to do the same, no chains allowed for these gals! She is passionate about the food service industry and proud to be a part of the most resilient industry out there. As much as 2020 was a year no one will soon forget, losing many amazing businesses that were part of the thread of their communities, those that were able to get through had to pivot almost daily to get to the other side. She is excited to see where 2021 will take all of us as we move forward and keep creating and adapting to make this industry even stronger – together!

“We are excited to welcome Sarah and Sherry to the Board of Directors! They each bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the table,” says Executive Director, Jessica Hoover.

These new directors are joining the continuing directors, including:

  • President – Joey Carioti, Cranky Al’s

  • Vice President – Tony Nieto, Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe
  • Treasurer – Shane Griesbach, Breadsmith of Appleton
  • Board Member – Ken Heil, Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe
  • Board Member – Samantha Kristiansen, Cook Specialty Co., Inc.
  • Board Member – Jennifer Bukouricz, Monzu Bakery & Custom Cakes
  • Board Member – Doug Manderfield, Manderfield’s Home Bakery
  • Board Trustee – Bob Hiller, Rollin Pin Bakery

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About WBA

Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) is a 501©6 non-profit trade organization dedicated to helping members increase their baking and business knowledge, fostering the education of future bakers, keeping members informed about developments in the baking industry and legislative matters that affect them since 1905. WBA supports our members by providing access to education and resources to grow business and enhance customer experience through shared industry knowledge, dynamic networking opportunities, and strategic partnerships. WBA’s Vision is to be the premier partner in the baking industry through World-class professional relationships, Building successful businesses; and Advocating for bakers of tomorrow.  

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