WOMEN CEO REPORT

- The Hershey Company

Michele G. Buck

The Hershey Company

Continuing the company legacy of spreading goodness through delicious chocolate and other snackable goodies, Michele Buck proves that The Hershey Company continues to innovate and deliver quality products under the founding principle that “to do well is to do good.” Michele understands that the key to sustaining a successful business in an unpredictable food market, and through the COVID-19 pandemic, is to stay agile. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, she is constantly looking for ways to capture more opportunities to maintain majority share in the market. Before joining Hershey in 2005, Michele served 17 years at Kraft/Nabisco in numerous senior positions and at the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo. She serves as lead independent director on the Board at New York Life. In 2020, she was included on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1987.

Year appointed: 2017