SNAC International Names Knowles Senior Advisor On Advocacy, Industry Relations 


Arlington, VA — SNAC International (SNAC) has signed an agreement with Kelly Knowles to serve as senior advisor, advocacy & industry relations. 

Knowles will lead SNAC’s political engagement strategy and programming, including SnackPAC, to achieve the association’s political goals and align the association’s political visibility with its other critical government affairs work, the trade group reports. Knowles will also work closely with the SNAC team on membership development and retention.     

“It is a privilege to join the talented team at SNAC International under Christine Cochran’s leadership,” says Knowles. “Snack makers represent a rapidly growing category, demonstrating amazing innovation led by change makers.  I am incredibly excited to advocate for policies, strengthen political resources and help grow the association’s footprint on behalf of this terrific industry.” 

Knowles has spent more than 20 years of experience working in national trade associations, industry foundations and campaigns. She helped revitalize the American Bakers PAC, the Political Action Committee of grain-based foods. Knowles also consults for various trade associations, foundations and corporations in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, energy, defense and beyond. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly to the team,” says Cochran, president and CEO of SNAC. “Kelly’s political acumen, advocacy expertise and work ethic has produced a proven record of success. She will be an outstanding addition to SNAC International, SnackPAC and the valuable corporate members we serve.”