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Annette Apel

Annette Apel
Chief Financial Officer

In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Annette is responsible for the integrity and reliability of our finance and information technology systems. Annette grew up a small-town farm girl in Michigan and moved after college to start her career in public accounting. She later spent a few years in the automotive industry, before transitioning to bakery where she has been for the past 17 years. Annette has a BS in Accounting from Hillsdale College and is a CPA.

“Ellison is a company that is home to many team members that have devoted a large portion of their career to bakery. The knowledge of this team, along with those that bring new thoughts and ideas to the organization, make it a recipe for success.”

Our Greatest Strength: Our Team. Ellison team members demonstrate their willingness to go above and beyond to get high-quality products to our customers. I’m delighted that our Leadership Team recognizes these efforts, while driving a culture of respect and appreciation, through quarterly Value Awards, weekly Fabulous Fridays, and daily positive interaction amongst the team.

Our Greatest Opportunity: We continue to promote training and growth from within. This is important as we standardize processes, modernize, and continue to drive operational and financial growth.

Favorite Baked Good: Simple glazed donut is my favorite baked good but, if I choose a cookie at Ellison, you can’t do better than the Ella’s Oven® Salted Caramel.

Favorite Food: My favorite meal starts with a chicken chimichanga, or something Mexican with a lot of guac. Finishing off with vanilla ice cream, topped with caramel sauce and Ellison’s graham crunch, makes this my favorite meal.

Hobbies: I enjoy gardening and then cooling off and relaxing on a boat ride with my family. I also enjoy watching college sports, especially U of M – “Go Blue”.

Ultimate vacation destination: Anywhere with crystal blue water and a beach to relax on.