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Liz Clark
Senior Vice President of Public Policy at National Confectioners Association

Liz Clark joined the National Confectioners Association in 2011. As NCA’s senior vice president of public policy, she is responsible for overseeing all federal and state legislative activities on behalf of the $35 billion confectionery industry, including the farm bill and issues related to trade, taxation, transportation, and health and wellness.

She created a robust state government affairs program for the association which includes overseeing state lobby days and advocacy activation around threats such as candy taxes, marketing restrictions, labeling challenges and much more. She also directs the CandyPAC, one of Washington DC’s biggest food association Political Action Committees where she supervises all fundraising and development of spending strategy.

Prior to joining NCA, Liz was the executive director of special programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She directed the Chamber’s trade initiative, TradeRoots® which was the only national grassroots effort to educate lawmakers and engage the business community around trade. She was the world’s largest business federation representative on trade at the state level which included giving hundreds of speeches in all fifty states and representing the business community by testifying before key Congressional Committees in the House and the Senate.

Before the Chamber, Liz worked at the National Paint and Coatings Association where she lobbied state and federal governments, including providing testimony on behalf of the paint and coatings industry. Liz directed NPCA’s chemical security committee, served as a liaison with affiliated industry associations and ran an environmental, health and safety program.