Cleveland — The NCSA, set to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2024, has elected Mike Gilroy, vice-president of trade development & sponsorship at Mars Wrigley, and Scott Miller, director of business development at Spangler Candy Co., to its board of directors for three-year terms.
Gilroy has more than 25 years of experience at Mars Wrigley. In his current role, his is responsible for the company’s trade show and conference presence and representation. He began his career at Mars in Canada, where he helped establish the company’s category leadership team.
Miller brings more than 35 years of industry expertise to the board. Before joining Spangler, Miller held sales leadership positions with both sugar and chocolate confection marketers, most PIM Brands, Inc. He previously held roles of increasing responsibility for sales and marketing for Kraft/Nabisco, then Mondelez International, Inc. during his tenure at The Nielsen Co.
“We are thrilled to welcome our newest members to the NCSA Board of Directors,” says Shelly Clarey, President & CEO of NCSA and a member of the Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2016. “Mike and Scott bring diverse expertise and experiences that will help elevate the association during what is going to be a very exciting period. We look forward to their new perspectives and ideas as we continue to further industry growth through our four pillars of Education, Mentoring, Fellowship and Recognition.”
In addition to the new board members, the NCSA welcomes back its executive team of President & CEO Shelly Clarey, Adams & Brooks, Inc.; Vice-President Byard Ebling, Shankman & Associates, Inc.; and Chairman Joseph Melville, Melville Candy Co.
In addition to the newly elected board members, Brent Cotten, with The Hershey Co., has been re-elected for a second term, and the following individuals continue in their roles as directors: Carol Gherlarducci of Adams & Brooks, Inc.; Terri Hoggatt of Jelly Belly Candy Co; Kevin Jenkins of Kahler-Senders Group, Inc.; Peter Kempton of b.a. Sweetie Candy Co.; Mike Mosto; Audra Vogler of Hoffmann Vogler, and Richard Warrell of Macris Chocolates.
Individuals leaving the board are Matt Pye, Elizabeth Clair, and Brandon Sagotz with Ferrara Candy Co. The NCSA thanks these experts for their continued efforts to drive the success of the NCSA and the Candy Hall of Fame.