Panelists Named For Sweets & Snacks Expo Female Leadership Session


Washington, DC — Successful entrepreneurs, industry executives and thought leaders will participate on the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s What’s Next in the Rise of Female Entrepreneurs and Leaders panel. The Expo has revealed the following individuals are scheduled to weigh in during the event, aimed at providing a better understanding of the challenges faced by women in today’s business environment and how to successfully tackle them.

The panel will be moderated by Nancy Shenker, CEO of theOnSwitch and sheBOOM, described as a pragmatic and thorough strategist in both traditional and digital marketing. Participants include  Tess Albanese, supply chain leader for Albanese Confectionery Group Inc., Shira Birk, founder of Goodie Girl Cookies, Crystal Black Davis, vice-president of marketing and deputy to the president at Loacker USA Inc., Jennifer Dilts, senior buyer of  candy and snacks at Dollar General Corp., and Breezy and Val Griffith, founders and owners of Skinny Dipped.

“We’re honored to have a panel of this magnitude as part of our conference programming,” notes Barry Rosenbaum, Expo chairman and president of Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. “The insights these leaders will provide are sure to be of value to all Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees, making it a can’t-miss session.”

The panel takes place on Wednesday, May 23, and is one of more than 20 learning sessions offered at the event, according to NCA, the event organizer. Other topics being covered include consumer behavior, flavor trends, omnichannel strategies and digital and multi-cultural marketing.

Full details on the Sweets & Snacks Expo learning sessions can be found at