Board of Trustees

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

NCA Vice Chairman of the Board:
Mr. Paul Chibe
Chief Executive Officer - North America
Ferrero USA, Inc.

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. Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

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)

Ms. Carrie Abbott
CEO & Founder
Newfangled Confections, LLC

Mr. Lee Andrews
VP, Corporate Affairs Americas
Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Mr. Michael Brandstaedter
President & CEO
The Topps Company

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

Mr. Rick Brindle
Vice President, Industry Development
Mondelez International, Inc

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

Ms. Sylvia Buxton
President & CEO
Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Mr. Ted J. Cohen
President & CEO
Hillside Candy

Mr. Joseph F. Dutra
Kimmie Candy

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

Mr. Florian Girthofer
President & Managing Director
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate N.A.

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

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

Mr. Rick Kay
President & CEO
Sweet Candy Company

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

Ms. Dorothy Montgomery
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Mr. Robert A. Nelson
Chairman & CEO
Elmer Chocolate

Mr. Graham Nice
Regional Sales Manager (East)
Campbell Wrapper Corporation

Mr. Andreas Pfluger
Lindt & Spr√ľngli (North America), Inc.

Mr. Tom Polke
Ferrara Candy Company

Mr. Jeffery A. Rome
Impact Confections, Inc.

Mr. Keith Sakamoto
Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Mr. Mark Schlott
Executive VP of Operations/COO
R.M. Palmer Company

Mr. Douglas Simons, Sr.

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

Ms. Jean J. Thompson
Owner, CEO
Seattle Chocolate Company

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

Legal Counsel:
Mr. Rick Frank
Managing Partner

Staff Liaison:
Ms. Elise Fennig
Chief of Staff & Senior VP of Operations
National Confectioners Association

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