KANSAS CITY — Andrew W. Jacobs has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of Hostess Brands, Inc.
Mr. Jacobs most recently was senior vice-president and chief customer officer since September 2014. Earlier he was senior vice-president of strategic channels from February 2014 to September 2014. Before joining Hostess he was president of Wolfgang Candy Co. from September 2012 to February 2014 and vice-president and general manager (U.S. customers) at The Hershey Co. from September 2003 to May 2012.
He began his career as a marketing assistant in new gum products at Nabisco in April 1993 before spending eight years at Brach’s Confections in a variety of roles, including category manager for sugar confections, director of marketing for seasonal confections and director of marketing for packaged confections.Mr. Jacobs received a bachelor’s degree in history and communications at Denison University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in brand management and marketing at Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management.