Catching Curveballs with Andy Callahan, President and CEO, Hostess Brands
In this engaging and honest conversation, Andy Callahan explains what Hostess Brands had planned for 2020 and how they pivoted in the face of a crisis. The U.S. Naval Academy graduate shares what his military background taught him about preparing better than anyone else for something you never want to face, and how he was able to apply this as the leader of a century-old brand.
Andy explains that Hostess established a COVID-19 task force designed to cement the organization’s core values during a time of disruption. He outlines the many initiatives undergone to maintain a strong sense of safety, agility, and service as the foundation of the company’s culture — beginning with an altered bonus structure as soon as performance-based compensation no longer made sense.
Join Bert and Andy as they discuss the brand new Hostess Innovation Lab, what innovation means to the 100-year-old company, and what’s in store for the century to come.