President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Product Supply and Technology Officer
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility
PAMELA M. ARWAY
Director since May 2010
Throughout her 21-year career with American Express Company, Inc., Ms. Arway gained experience in the areas of finance, marketing, international business, government affairs, consumer products and human resources. She is a significant contributor to the Board in each of these areas.
JAMES W. BROWN
Director since May 2017
One of three representatives of Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School being nominated to serve on the Board, Mr. Brown provides valuable perspectives not only as a representative of our largest stockholder, but also of the school that is its sole beneficiary. In addition, Mr. Brown has significant experience in government relations, finance and private equity/venture capital. His familiarity with policy and operations of both Pennsylvania State and U.S. Federal Government and his experience as an investor in and director of both public and private companies make him an important addition to the Board on matters of strategy and risk management.
MICHELE G. BUCK
Director since March 2017
As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Buck is responsible for all day-to-day global operations and commercial activities of the Company. Having served at the Company for more than 12 years and as an executive in the consumer packaged goods industry for more than 25 years, Ms. Buck is a valuable contributor to the Board in the areas of marketing, consumer products, strategy, supply chain management and mergers and acquisitions. Her presence in the boardroom also ensures efficient communication between the Board and Company management.
CHARLES A. DAVIS
Chairman of the Board since May 2018; Lead Independent Director from May 2017 to May 2018; Director since November 2007
Having served in the fields of investment banking and private equity for more than 40 years, Mr. Davis brings extensive experience in finance, investment banking and real estate to the Board. His experience as a leader in international business allows him to bring important insights to the Board as the Company continues to focus on its international footprint.
MARY KAY HABEN
Director since August 2013
Throughout Ms. Haben’s 33-year career, she gained extensive experience managing businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry and developed a track record of growing brands and developing new products. Her knowledge of and ability to analyze the overall consumer packaged goods industry, evolving market dynamics and consumers’ relationships with brands make her a valuable contributor to the Board and the Company.
JAMES C. KATZMAN
Director since May 2018
One of three representatives of Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School being nominated to serve on the Board, Mr. Katzman will provide the Board with valuable perspectives of our largest stockholder and the school that is its sole beneficiary. In addition, he has extensive experience in corporate financial matters and merger transactions, developed throughout his career in investment banking, which will further add to the Board as it oversees the Company’s financial stewardship and transformation into an innovative snacking powerhouse. Mr. Katzman was recommended to the Governance Committee as a potential director nominee by Hershey Trust Company.
M. DIANE KOKEN
Director since May 2017
One of three representatives of Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School being nominated to serve on the Board, Ms. Koken brings to the Board valuable insights from our largest stockholder. Having served as Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania for three governors and as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Ms. Koken has considerable expertise in the areas of insurance, risk management and regulatory affairs. Her experience in the areas of legal operations and corporate governance, developed throughout her 22-year career at a national life insurer that culminated in her serving as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, further adds to the Board.
ROBERT M. MALCOLM
Director since December 2011
Mr. Malcolm is a globally recognized expert in strategic marketing and is currently Executive in Residence, Center for Customer Insight and Marketing Solutions, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas. He brings to the Board significant experience in international business and in the marketing and sales of consumer products, including consumer packaged goods and fast-moving consumer goods.
ANTHONY J. PALMER
Director since April 2011
Having spent most of his professional career in the consumer packaged goods industry, Mr. Palmer brings to the Board substantial experience and insight in several key strategic areas for the Company, including fast-moving consumer packaged goods, international business, marketing and human resources.
WENDY L. SCHOPPERT
Director since December 2017
As Chief Financial Officer for Sleep Number Corporation, Ms. Schoppert gained extensive experience leading all finance functions including financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, decision support and IT. She began her career in the airline industry, serving in various financial, strategic, and general management leadership positions at American Airlines, Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines. Ms. Schoppert was identified as a potential director nominee by Egon Zehnder as part of the Governance Committee’s director succession planning process.
DAVID L. SHEDLARZ
Director since August 2008
Mr. Shedlarz spent the majority of his professional career with Pfizer. At the time of his retirement in 2007, Mr. Shedlarz was responsible for operations including the animal health business, finance, accounting, strategic planning, business development, global sourcing, manufacturing, information systems and human resources, skills that are particularly valuable to the Board given his role as chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Risk Management Committee. Mr. Shedlarz also brings to the Board considerable international business and leadership experience he gained while at Pfizer.
|Audit Commitee||Compensation and Executive Organization Committee||Governance Committee||Finance and Risk Management Committee||Executive Committee|
|Mary Kay Haben*|
|M. Diane Koken*|
* = independent director
= committee chair
* = independent director
= committee chair