Akande, Baum join Ralcorp Board of Directors

25-October-2010Published in: St. Louis Business Journal

Cereal and frozen food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. has named Benjamin Akande and Jonathan Baum to its board.

Akande is dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University, a position he has held since June 2000. Also on Monday, Akande was named chief of the university's new Office of Corporate Partnership.

Baum has served as chief executive officer and chairman of George K. Baum & Co., a Kansas- City-based investment banking firm, since 1994.

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RAH), led by Co-Chief Executives Kevin Hunt and David Skarie, manufactures private label food products, including frozen bakery products, cereals, crackers, cookies, dressings, syrups, jellies, sauces, snack nuts and candy. The company reported 2009 revenue of $3.9 billion.