New president and CEO of The Hershey Company announced

Current EVP and COO Michele Buck to assume leadership

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The Hershey Company board of directors has named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michele Buck as Hershey’s president and CEO, effective March 1, 2017. Buck has over 25 years of experience as an executive in the consumer packaged goods industry. For the past 11 years, she has been with Hershey, leading the development and execution of growth initiatives and strategic shifts, including the company’s move from a supply- to demand-driven business model.

Buck will be succeeding John P. Bilbrey, who will continue as to serve as the non-executive chairman of Hershey’s board of directors, following his retirement as president and CEO.

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