Hershey Trust Co. has named Leslie Lenzo as CEO and chief investment officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
She will succeed Janice Bratton, who is retiring after a 33-year career with Hershey Trust.
Founded in 1905 by Milton S. Hershey, Hershey Trust is a Pennsylvania-chartered trust company that serves as trustee of, and investment adviser to, the Milton Hershey School Trust, The M.S. Hershey Foundation and the Hershey Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust.
Lenzo comes to Hershey Trust from Downers Grove, Illinois-based Advocate Aurora Health, where she was senior vice president and chief investment officer. She built an investment and operations team at Advocate Aurora Health over nearly a decade, and was responsible for over $14 billion of investment assets across multiple pools of capital.
“We are pleased to welcome Leslie to Hershey Trust Co. and are extremely confident in her ability to lead the organization and our investment program, building upon our already strong foundation,” M. Diane Koken, chair of the board of Hershey Trust, said in a release. “She is a proven leader and investor who possesses the experience and expertise to deliver the investment performance required to support our mission and the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey.”
Lenzo added: “It is an honor to join such a prestigious investment organization and help support the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey. I look forward to working with the board, the HTC team, and the leadership of the Milton Hershey School, The M.S. Hershey Foundation and the Hershey Cemetery to provide excellent investment management and client service in support of their critical missions. My husband, four sons and I are excited to become part of the Hershey community.”
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer