Board of Trustees

NCA Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

NCA Vice Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Kirkland B. Vashaw
Chairman and CEO
Spangler Candy Company

NCA Treasurer:
Mr. Martin B. Palmer
President & CEO
Palmer Candy Company

NCA President & CEO:
Mr. John H. Downs, Jr.
President & CEO
National Confectioners Association

Ex-Officio - Former NCA Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Peter W. Blommer
President and CEO
Blommer Chocolate Company

Ex-Officio - PAC Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Tony Jacobs
President Global Confectionery Brands Division
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Ex-Officio - Chairman of the EXPO of the Board:
Mr. Barry Rosenbaum
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.

Member: (Alphabetized by last name)

Mr. Michael Brandstaedter
President & CEO
The Topps Company

Ms. Lisa Rowland Brasher
President & CEO
Jelly Belly Candy Company

Ms. Torie Burke
Co-Founder and CEO
Torie & Howard LLC

Ms. Sylvia Buxton
President & CEO
Perfetti Van Melle North America

Mr. Paul Chibe
Chief Executive Officer - North America
Ferrero USA, Inc.

Mr. Ted J. Cohen
President & CEO
Hillside Candy

Ms. Berta de Pablos-Barbier
Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Mr. Joseph F. Dutra
Kimmie Candy

Mr. Tim Fogerty
President & CEO
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Ms. Ellen R. Gordon
Chairman & CEO
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

Mr. James G. Hagedorn
Executive Vice President - Business Development
Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Mr. James H. Heinz
President & CEO
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Mr. Rick Kay
President & CEO
Sweet Candy Company

Mr. Rick LaBerge
Chief Operating Officer
Haribo of America, Inc.

Mr. Robert A. Nelson
Chairman & CEO
Elmer Chocolate

Mr. Andreas Pfluger
President & CEO
Lindt & Spruengli (North America) Inc

Mr. Tom Polke
Ferrara Candy Company

Mr. Jeffery A. Rome
President & CEO
Impact Confections, Inc.

Mr. Keith Sakamoto
President & CEO
Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Mr. Ronald Sconza
President & CEO
Sconza Candy Co.

Mr. Doug Simons

Mr. Robert Taylor, Jr.
President & Owner
Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Array Interim TBD
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Mr. Todd Tillemans
President U.S. Division
The Hershey Company

Mr. David L. Yale
President and Chief Operating Officer
Just Born Quality Confections

Legal Counsel:
Mr. Rick Frank
Managing Partner

Staff Liaison:
Ms. Elise Fennig
Chief of Staff
National Confectioners Association

Ms. Tirzah Orr
Executive Assistant To the President and CEO
National Confectioners Association