Yvette Thomas, COO
Ms. Thomas is the chief operations officer for PMCA where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association as well as the management of major conferences and technical training courses. Prior to PMCA, Ms. Thomas was the first executive director of the Electronic Code Management Association (ECCMA) and led the organization through its initial five years of growth and development. Before that she was a marketing programs manager at Dun & Bradstreet in their Supplier Evaluation and Management Services Division and previously human resources administrator and marketing manager at Victoria Vogue. Ms. Thomas has a BA degree from the Pennsylvania State University and an associate’s degree in business administration.
Brandy Kresge, Project Manager & Operations Assistant
Brandy has been working with PMCA since the spring of 2004. She started as an administrative assistant and has since worked her way to her current position.
Brandy handles the everyday membership and accounting of PMCA. She also assists with the annual production conference, research and helps run the Student Outreach Program. Brandy also assists with the design of the PMCA Sweet Network News, which is sent out monthly to members along with surveys and PMCA-related materials.
Rachel Halkias, Marketing Projects Manager & Operations Assistant
Rachel started with PMCA in August 2014. She assists with the creation, development and enhancement of various marketing, promotional and communication materials across all PMCA committee activities. She creates, manages and assists with digital marketing initiatives and prepare content for social media on a regular basis.
Rachel collaborates with staff and volunteers to plan events throughout the year, including confectionery technology courses and the annual production conference, and attend those events to assist onsite.
In addition to maintaining and editing our websites, she also acts as liaison with our IT team, managing an ongoing task schedule to maintain current structures, implement new projects and enhancements and troubleshoot problems.