NORWICH, VT. — Solveig Tofte and Tod Bramble have been elected to three-year terms on the board of directors of The Bread Bakers Guild of America, beginning Jan. 1, 2010.

Ms. Tofte is head baker at The Turtle Bread Co., Minneapolis. She was a member of Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008, where she represented the United States in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking) in the Baguette and Specialty Breads category. She also was an instructor in the Guild’s 2008 Women of The Guild master classes, teaching a course on world-class bread, and in 2009 she helped judge auditions in advance of the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2010. She has been a member of The Guild for 10 years.

Mr. Bramble is national sales manager for the bakery flour division at Norwich, Vt.-based King Arthur Flour Co. A member of The Guild since 1999, Mr. Bramble’s field of expertise is grain science, with a special interest in wheat protein quality. He taught a baking education class on wheat and grains at The Guild’s Camp Bread in 2007.

"The Guild’s board is a group of leaders in the artisan baking community whom I have long admired," Mr. Bramble said. "I am thrilled that I have been asked to join them. I hope to contribute in any way I can to continue to build and support this great organization."

The Bread Bakers Guild of America is a nonprofit organization comprising professional bakers, farmers, millers, suppliers, educators, students, home bakers, technical experts, and bakery owners and managers who work together to support the principle and the practice of producing the highest quality baked goods. The group was formed in 1993 to shape the skills and knowledge of the artisan baking community through education.