Arlington, VA (September 15, 2022) — SNAC International (SNAC), the leading nonprofit, snack-centric trade association, announces their new agreement with Kelly Knowles, who will serve as Senior Advisor, Advocacy & Industry Relations.
Knowles will consult and lead SNAC’s political engagement strategy and programming, including SnackPAC, to achieve the association’s political goals and align the association’s political visibility with its other critical government affairs work. Knowles will also work closely with the SNAC team on membership development and retention.
“It is a privilege to join the talented team at SNAC International under Christine Cochran’s leadership,” said Knowles. “Snack makers represent a rapidly growing category, demonstrating amazing innovation led by change makers. I am incredibly excited to advocate for policies, strengthen political resources and help grow the association’s footprint on behalf of this terrific industry.”
A recognized expert on state and federal advocacy, with a keen understanding of how business and government intersect, Knowles has over twenty years of experience working in national trade associations, industry foundations, and campaigns. She helped revitalize the American Bakers PAC, the Political Action Committee of grain-based foods, which grew exponentially under her leadership. Knowles also consults for various trade associations, foundations and corporations in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, energy, defense and beyond.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly to the team,” said Christine Cochran, President and CEO of SNAC International. “Kelly’s political acumen, advocacy expertise and work ethic has produced a proven record of success. She will be an outstanding addition to SNAC International, SnackPAC and the valuable corporate members we serve.”
About SNAC International
Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers, and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy, and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry to create growth and opportunity. For more information, visit www.snacintl.org.