Michele G. Buck
Chair, President & CEO
The Hershey Company
Michele Buck brings more than 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience to her role as Hershey’s chairman of the board of directors and 12th president and CEO. She has two important roles, mom and business leader, that fulfill her life and she’s motivated by harnessing others’ strengths, expertise and perspectives.
Buck has held several senior leadership roles within the company. Most recently, she served as CEO, leading Hershey’s day-to-day North American operations and overseeing Hershey’s operations in Central and South America. Before joining Hershey in 2005, Buck served 17 years at Kraft/Nabisco in numerous senior positions and at the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo.
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