Michele G. Buck serves as Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Ofﬁcer for The Hershey Company, an industry-leading snacks company with approximately 19,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products.
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 Chief Executive Ofﬁcer. 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 Chief Operating Ofﬁcer, 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.
Buck serves on the Board of Directors at New York Life, and as a Beneﬁt Co-Chair for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.
Buck earned a Bachelor’s degree at Shippensburg University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.