WASHINGTON (March 15, 2018) – Tony Jacobs, president and general manager of global confections for Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of The Topps Co., was honored with the National Confectioners Association’s Advocate of the Year Award last week in Miami, Fla. The award celebrates a member of the chocolate and candy industry who has demonstrated unparalleled commitment and leadership in advocacy.
“Tony understands policy, politics and the importance of having strong relationships with our elected leaders,” commented John Downs, NCA president and CEO. “His efforts leading our CandyPAC have resulted in it being one of the largest among all trade associations. Tony is a true champion when it comes to advocating on behalf of the industry and we are thrilled to honor him as Advocate of the Year.”
As the current chair of the association’s political action committee, Jacobs has led an industry-wide effort in building the stature and reputation of the PAC, finding new and creative ways to achieve success. In addition to his work with the CandyPAC, Jacobs is a frequent Washington Forum participant and has attended NCA’s Pennsylvania Advocacy Day, helping prevent a candy tax from being introduced in the state.
NCA’s Advocate of the Year Award was established in 2012 and was first presented to Kirk Vashaw of Spangler Candy Company. Other past recipients include Pierson Clair (2015) and Mitchell Goetze (2013).
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About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across the country. More than 400,000 jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries rely in part on the sale of confections for their livelihood. For every one job that is created by confectionery companies, another seven are supported in related industries. Learn more about the “Power of Sweet” at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.
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