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McMullian To Add Chairman Title at Flowers Foods

April 1, 2023
The current CEO will succeed George Deese as chairman when the latter retires May 25.

A. Ryals McMullian, already CEO of Flowers Foods, will succeed George Deese as chairman when the latter retires May 25.

Deese served 17 years as chairman of the board. McMullian joined Flowers Foods in 2003 and was named CEO in May 2019.

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