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Melissa Tisoncik
Blommer Chocolate
mtisoncik @
Vice Chairperson:

 Jeff Bogusz

Ferrara Candy

jeff.bogusz @


Kate Jacobsen

Sensient Sweet Flavors

 (847) 645-7306

kate.jacobsen @


Philippe Levresse


 philippe.levresse @
Program Chairperson:

Daniel Souphankhaysy
Ferrara Candy
daniel.souphankhaysy @

Melissa Tate
Ferrara Candy
melissa.tate @

Membership Chairperson:

Michael Gordon

Capol LLC


gordon @

Special Events:

Laura A. Christian

Bell Flavors & Fragrances


lchristian @

Joni Stern

Stern Ingredients, Inc.


joni @

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Joni Stern

Sandy Murphy

Margaret Walther

Jeff Bogusz

Tim Murphy

Laura Christian

Kate Jacobsen

Bill Goff

Melissa Tisoncik
Daniel Souphankhaysy
Melissa Tate
Philippe Levresse
Michael Gordon


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For outstanding contribution and achievement in the confectioneering industry,

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