Michele Buck

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  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
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Buck added a new product to Hershey’s offerings this year: face masks. After temporarily shutting down retail outlets, Hershey redeployed store workers to start a production line that makes free masks for health care workers, Hershey employees, and local schools. Its protocols led to no COVID-related layoffs, and the company started advising others on best-in-class safety standards. 

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