WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association announced today that Alyssa Clevenger has joined NCA’s Public Policy & Government Affairs team as senior manager of political affairs. In this capacity, she will support NCA’s political efforts and manage NCA’s CandyPAC, the confectionery industry’s political action committee and one of the top five largest food & beverage PACs.
“The CandyPAC is one of the most important tools we use to address critical public policy issues, and Alyssa’s experience and fundraising expertise will play a key role in advancing our industry’s powerful narrative in Washington and elevating the CandyPAC’s activities,” Liz Clark, NCA senior vice president of public policy, said. “With Alyssa’s addition to the team, the CandyPAC will continue to support Congressional leaders who understand the issues and concerns of the confectionery industry and the more than 600,000 American workers whose jobs are tied to confectionery.”
Before joining NCA, Clevenger developed and executed fundraising, disbursements and political strategy for the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s HotelPAC. In addition to her background in fundraising, she brings extensive experience in grassroots advocacy, political communications and donor relations.
The CandyPAC is the confectionery industry’s political action committee managed by NCA. The CandyPAC offers its funds to current and prospective members of Congress in support of the confectionery industry, which contributes nearly $45 billion to the American economy annually and maintains nearly 1,300 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. Learn more about the contributions of the confectionery industry to the American economy at PowerOfSweet.com.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates more than $37 billion in retail sales each year. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, the industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and work to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.