About

At a Glance

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.

As the only snack-centric trade association, SNAC creates connections and opportunities and fosters collaboration across all industry stakeholders. SNAC International achieves this through three pillars:

SNAC International Executive Committee

Justin Spannuth

Chairman

VP and Chief Operations Officer

Unique Snacks

Tina Hacker

Associate Executive Council President

Specialty Powders Sales Manager

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Hector De La Barreda

1st Vice Chairman

Senior Vice President, Chief Global Business Platforms and Process Optimization Officer

The Hershey Company

Michelle Reardon

2nd Vice Chairman

Vice President of Communications

Campbell Snacks

Mike Harper

Past Chairman

Vice President, Finance & CFO

Rudolph Foods Company, Inc.

Dan Sifer

Past Chairman
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain/Contract Manufacturing
Herr Foods, Inc.

Clifton Hilario

Treasurer

CFO/COO

Hippeas

Leanne Oliver

Secretary

Senior Vice President General Counsel

PepsiCo Foods North America

Christine Cochran

President & CEO
SNAC International 
703-836-4500 ext. 207
ccochran@snacintl.org

Martin Hahn

SNAC General Counsel

Partner

Hogan Lovells, LLC

SNAC International Directors at Large

Thomas Koppelmann

Thomas Koppelmann

VP of Sales
G&S Foods

Mark Brogan

Senior Director, Marketing

Printpack

Jeff Almond

AEC 1st Vice President

Industry Manager

Snack Food Systems

Heat and Control

Kevin Brick

VP Regulatory & Community Affairs

Utz Brands, Inc.

Julie Calef

Controller

Old Dutch Foods

Mike Cantore

AEC Secretary

VP, Sales
Carolina Ingredients

Joan Cetera

Senior Vice President, Communications

Frito-Lay North America

Mark Costello

VP Sales & Marketing

Better Made Snack Foods

Spencer Fivelson

VP & General Manager, Snacks

Conagra Brands

Bernard Kreilmann

President & CEO

Eagle Family Foods, LLC

Lisa Stern

Senior VP, Sales and Marketing

LifeSpice

Cindy Kuester

Vice President Sales

Snak King LLC

Milton Mattus

Chief Executive Officer

Wise Foods

Chad McDonald

AEC 2nd Vice President

Senior Vice President, Sales
Bryce Corporation

Bruce Myers

President

Benestar Brands

Megan Reamer

Co-Founder & CEO

Jackson’s 

Ryo Tsutsumi

Chief Executive Officer

Calbee North America

Associate Executive Council

Tina Hacker

President
Specialty Powders Sales Manager
Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Jeff Almond

1st Vice President
Industry Manager – Snack Food Systems
Heat and Control

Chad McDonald

2nd Vice President
Senior Vice President, Sales
Bryce Corporation

Mike Cantore

Secretary

VP of Sales
Carolina Ingredients

Lisa Stern

AEC Past President

Senior VP, Sales & Marketing

LifeSpice

Andre M. Bouquet

Director at Large

Regional Sales Manager

Packaging Corporation of America

Mark Brogan

Director At Large

Senior Director, Marketing

Printpack

Dulcinea Freymoyer

Director at Large

Vice President, Marketing

Reading Bakery Systems

Kevin Pecha

Director at Large

Sales Manager

AZO Inc.

Alec Pratto

Director at Large

Finance Executive

FOCKE & CO

SNAC International Staff & Directory

Christine Cochran

Christine Cochran

President & CEO
SNAC International 
703-836-4500 ext. 207
ccochran@snacintl.org

David Walsh

David Walsh

Vice President, Membership & Communications

703-836-4500 ext. 213

dwalsh@snacintl.org

Abby Valentino

Abby Valentino

Director, Industry Affairs

703-836-4500 ext. 201

avalentino@snacintl.org

Colleen Farley

Colleen Farley

Director of Advocacy

703-836-4500 ext. 203

cfarley@snacintl.org

Christina Briones

Christina Briones

Manager, Meetings and Events

703-836-4500 ext. 206

cbriones@snacintl.org

Nick Kulis

Nick Kulis

Membership and Accounting Coordinator
SNAC International 
703-836-4500 ext. 205
nkulis@snacintl.org

Committees

SNAXPO Planning
Executive Leadership Forum
Membership
Potato Technology
Government Affairs
Nutrition Working Group
WinS (Women In Snacks) Steering Committee

Circle of Honor

In March 1994, SNAC International began the Circle of Honor Award program to recognize the achievements of snack food executives who have been leaders in their companies and the association.

On March 20, 2022, at SNAXPO23 in Orlando, FL, Alf and Nadia Taylor of tna Solutions were awarded the Circle of Honor. 

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