Sarah Atkinson Joins National Confectioners Association as a Vice President

Feb. 18, 2024
She leaves her family’s Atkinson Candy Company to become NCA’s vice president of membership & business development.

Sarah Atkinson of Atkinson Candy Co. joins the National Confectioners Assn. next week as vice president of membership & business development.

A graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst and New York University, Atkinson worked in marketing for Fortune 500 companies before returning to her family’s company. She eventually served as executive vice president and board secretary. Atkinson Candy Co., Lufkin, Texas, makes Mary Janes and Slo Pokes, among other products.

Earlier at NCA, she was a former NCA Future Leader and board member. She will start work on Feb. 26.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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