The woman who helms one of the most successful bakeries in Sacramento is taking a lead role in a nationwide bakers' association.
Marlene Goetzeler, who owns Freeport Bakery with her husband, Walter Goetzeler, was elected to the executive committee Retail Bakers of America's board of directors.
Goetzeler was asked to join the association because of her bakery's success and management style, she wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.
"I'm pretty excited about the future of the board," she said. "We will keep our focus on workshops, networking and education, which is what we do best."