Mrs. Cordia Harrington AKA The Bun Lady
Founder and CEO of The Bakery Co.
The Bakery Co is one of the largest women owned businesses in Nashville with revenues in excess of $100 million annually.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cordia Harrington is CEO and founder of The Bakery Cos., a highly-automated, high-speed baking company that bakes over 7 million baked goods daily and employs more than 500 people, serving elite customers in the United States, South America and the Caribbean. As CEO, Ms. Harrington guides the executive team to successful planning, business development, sales and marketing, and brand management.
Ms. Harrington serves on the Emergent Cold Board of Directors and the Belmont University Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Chief Executives Organization Board of Directors (President-Elect) and the American Bakers Association Board of Directors (President-Elect). She serves as a judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award judging panel.
Under Ms. Harrington’s leadership, The Bakery Cos. have received many awards, including the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses, Business with Purpose Award, and Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award. Ms. Harrington was inducted into the American Society of Baking Hall of Fame in 2018, and she received Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. She has been recognized by numerous other organizations for her commitment to excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.
Ms. Harrington attended Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan; she graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree. She currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband Tom.