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Join a Committee

Join a Committee

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you are interested in serving on a committee, please email the appropriate staff contact. Committees comprise a limited number of participants and require approval by the committee chairperson. Terms of service are normally three years. Each committee usually meets at least once a year.


EXECUTIVE BOARD & BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sets policy and direction for all NCA objectives, programs and activities following the Association’s mission and strategic plan. All committees report to these governing bodies.
Contact: Larry Graham

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Promotes free and open communication among the Board of Trustees, the independent auditors, and the management of the NCA. Is responsible for the preparation, objectivity, and integrity of NCA’s financial statements and related information.
Contact: Tracy Thompson

BROKER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Partners with the brokerage community to assist the confectionery industry in the furthering of sales and merchandising programs in all retail outlets.
Contact: Larry Wilson

CHOCOLATE COUNCIL BOARD

Ensures a coordinated voice between U.S. chocolate users and manufacturers to focus on unique issues related to chocolate and cocoa.
Contact: Larry Graham

CHOCOLATE PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE

A forum for member companies to assist NCA and the Chocolate Council in developing a communications plan to promote and defend chocolate and cocoa.
Contact: Susan Smith

CHOCOLATE REGULATORY COMMITTEE

Provides oversight and leadership to NCA on regulatory, scientific and policy-oriented issues affecting or potentially affecting chocolate and the cocoa supply chain.
Contact: Laura Shumow

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

An active forum for member companies to help the Association develop integrated communications outreach to members and the industry, opinion leaders, customers/trade and the public.
Contact: Susan Smith

CUSTOMER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Supports trade initiatives and growth for the confectionery industry. Provides leadership to advance and promote confectionery to customers across all channels. Initiatives include research opportunities to maximize sales, provide insights on consumer shopping behavior and share leading business practices to support industry development.
Contact: Larry Wilson

FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATORY FORUM

Communicates key regulations to small- and medium-sized members using interactive, web-based resources to discuss challenges facing the confectionery industry.
Contact: Zara Khaleeli

GLOBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Assesses and proposes initiatives, recommends budget for efforts, monitors execution and ensures communication with NCA and industry stakeholders of international efforts.
Contact: Karen Horan

HEALTH & WELLNESS SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Provides leadership and direction on NCA’s Health Influencers Strategy and on health or nutrition science-based developments that impact candy.
Contact: Laura Shumow

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Develops  and follows investment strategy, goals and policies while being a resource as needed for financial decisions.
Contact: Tracy Thompson

PUBLIC POLICY/ADVOCACY STEERING COMMITTEE

Identifies and assists in setting policy strategies on an annual and longer term basis. Provides strategic oversight on regulatory and legislative public policy issues including health/nutrition, advertising, food safety, CSR, labeling, sugar, and trade policy. Advises when separate issue-based task forces are required.
Contact: Alison Bodor

STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Provides direction, guidance and strategy of NCA’s state legislative advocacy efforts. Coordinates communication efforts with state government officials, key legislative and government staff, third party advocates and other education groups. Improves the relationship with state government officials to enhance understanding of the confectionary industry.
Contact: Liz Clark

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

Develops and executes the State of the Industry Conference, providing program recommendations, attendance recruitment and input and direction on all sessions and activities.
Contact: Libby Taylor

SUPPLIER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Sets policy and direction for the entire supplier membership category, including dues structure and member benefits, programs, and benefits.
Contact: Libby Taylor

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO COMMITTEE

Sets policy and direction for the planning of the Sweets & Snacks Expo, including attendance recruitment, expo offering educational and overall programming needs to produce a successful Expo.
Contact: Larry Wilson