WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association today announced two new staff members: Steve McCroddan joins as chief financial officer, and Kyle Jordan joins as vice president of membership & meetings.
McCroddan brings more than 20 years of association experience to his new role at NCA. Previously, he served as the CFO of both the Consumer Brands Association (formerly Grocery Manufacturers Association) and the Food Processors Association. McCroddan will bring his deep experience and perspective to NCA’s financial and organizational strategy, focusing on financial strength to enable key initiatives and strategies in the implementation of its strategic plan, Thrive in 2025.
Jordan joins NCA from the Financial Planning Association, where he served as the Managing Director of Learning and Conferences. In his role leading NCA’s membership & meetings team, he will liaise with NCA’s member companies and build on NCA’s established legacy of world-class confectionery industry events.
“We’re thrilled to have Steve and Kyle on the NCA team as we work to achieve our new mission, bold vision and dynamic set of strategic objectives,” said NCA President & CEO John Downs. “Bringing these two new fresh perspectives to the association will ensure NCA’s financial future remains on solid footing and our member companies continue to remain enthusiastic, engaged and excited to be associated with NCA.”
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps create an environment that enables candy makers and confectionery retailers to thrive. As the leading association for the $36 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA works to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.