Jana Sanders Perry is communications manager for Jelly Belly Candy Company. She has been with the company since 2011. Her responsibilities include public relations efforts for the company. This includes media and blogger relations, social media, and internal and external communications. Jana has more than a decade of PR experience, having worked for a PR agency in Northern California before coming to Jelly Belly. Her favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor is Cantaloupe, and she spends a good portion of her life instructing people on the correct pronunciation of her name.
The family-owned candy manufacturer has been in operation since 1898, and is currently run by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the candy empire. The creation of Jelly Belly jelly beans launched the company came into worldwide prominence after Ronald Reagan was seen eating them on the presidential campaign trail in 1980. The company currently makes more than 100 flavors, the largest selection on the market, plus more than 50 other gourmet candies including jells, gummies, chocolate covered treats, and seasonal sweets for the major holidays. Headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., the company operates two plants in Illinois and California.