Hershey’s Michele Buck honored as NEW Champion
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Buck, president, North America for The Hershey Company, has been named a
Network of Executive Women Champion. NEW Champions are a select group of
high-level leaders who advance the Network’s mission inside their companies and
throughout the retail/consumer goods industry.
approach to business, employee development and opportunity demonstrate her
commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Joan Toth, NEW president and CEO. "She
leads by example and her success proves the value of gender diversity in the
industry’s executive ranks.
skilled leader, Michele personifies the business strategy that is now embraced
by the industry’s most successful companies: placing talented women in
leadership roles to positively impact the bottom line and help transform the
workplace culture for all employees.”
responsible for leading the firm’s U.S. and Canadian businesses, delivering
more than $6 billion of revenue and approximately 90 percent of the company’s
business. Previously she served as senior vice president, global chief growth
officer. Prior to joining Hershey in 2005, Buck was an officer at Kraft Foods.
During her 17-year tenure at Kraft/Nabisco, she held numerous senior positions,
including senior vice president and general manager for Kraft Foods
Buck sits on
the board of directors at NY Life, a Fortune 100 financial services company.
She will be a featured panelist at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2014, July 29-31 in
Michele G. Buck