Leadership

Ex-Officio Board Members
Erika
Baum
Co-Chair, Supporting Friends

Erika Baum is a government relations professional at General Mills in Washington, DC – one of the largest and most socially responsible food companies in the world. She is responsible for developing and executing advocacy strategies that advance the company’s policy priorities before Congress. Erika is a 2019 a recipient of a Champions Award from General Mills, which celebrates exemplary achievements and leadership by individuals and teams. Ms. Baum has 27-years of experience in the public and private sector including 11-years at General Mills, nearly eight-years in the Executive Branch, and over seven-years in government affairs positions at business and industry trade associations.

Erika resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and is actively involved in a non-for-profit organization that delivers educational and social development programs for children, teens and adults. She is a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, and a 1987 graduate of The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.