The Hershey Company Names Mary Kay Haben To Board of Directors
HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2013--
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the appointment of Mary
Kay Haben to its Board of Directors. Her appointment as Director was
effective August 9, 2013.
Mary Kay Haben appointed to The Hershey Company Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)
“Mary Kay is a seasoned leader who brings a great wealth of relevant
food and confectionery experience to her role as a member of the Hershey
board,” said James Nevels, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “She is
an accomplished executive with extensive experience managing businesses
in the consumer packaged goods industry and has an impressive track
record in growing brands and developing new products.”
Haben, a highly respected business leader with demonstrated success in
global management, retired in 2011 from a successful 33-year career
managing consumer food and confectionery businesses. At the time of her
retirement, she was President, North America of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company,
a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, where she led the integration of the
Wrigley gum and Mars confections businesses in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to Mars’ acquisition of Wrigley in 2008, she was Wrigley’s Group
Vice President and Managing Director, North America. Before Wrigley,
Haben was with Kraft Foods for 27 years, where she led several
multi-billion dollar divisions, including the Cheese, Meals and
Haben received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the
University of Illinois and an MBA in marketing from the University of
Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
She currently serves on the board of Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a
full-service restaurant owner and operator, and food products producer,
distributor and marketer, and the board of trustees for Equity
Residential, a leading real estate investment trust engaged in the
acquisition, development and management of multi-family properties.
Haben previously served on the board of directors of apparel company Liz
Claiborne from 2004 to 2007.
Haben is active in her community and served on the Board and Executive
Committee of Junior Achievement of Chicago for 18 years. She currently
is a Director for the Off the Street Club, the oldest boys and girls
club in Chicago.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality
chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar
confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has
operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With
revenues of more than $6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery
products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey's,
Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Bliss,
Hershey's Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly
Rancher and Ice Breakers. The company is focused on growing
its presence in key international markets such as China, Mexico and
Brazil while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United
States and Canada.
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making
a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work
and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of
the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and
priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental
stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and
positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey
School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and funded by a
trust administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality
education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social
and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct
beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.
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