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Mark Baum, executive vice president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), has announced that he will leave the trade association at the end of the year to become a partner in DiamondCluster, a Chicago-based technology consulting firm.

Baum formerly was president/CEO of the Association of Sales & Marketing Companies, which merged with GMA in 2001.

The announcement of Baum’s imminent departure comes as reports emerge about GMA negotiating a possible merger with the Food Products Association (FPA).
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