NCA’s Strategic Advisory Council


Mr. Kirkland B. Vashaw
Chairman and CEO
Spangler Candy Company

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

Mr. Steve Genzoli
Vice President Research & Development & QA
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Tom Polke
Ferrara Candy Company

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

Mr. Rick Frank
Managing Partner

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