WOMEN CEO REPORT

Michele G. Buck - 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.” Buck 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, Buck is constantly looking for ways to capture more opportunities to maintain majority share in the market. Before joining Hershey in 2005, Buck served 17 years at Kraft/Nabisco in numerous senior positions and at the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo. Aside from her role as a businesswoman, Buck dedicates her time to serving on the Board of Directors at New York Life, and as a Benefit Co-Chair for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.

Year appointed: 2017