Alyssa Clevenger has joined the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) 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 and 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,” said Liz Clark, NCA senior vice president of public policy. “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.