Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has appointed Mary Kay Haben, retired president of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.’s North American business, to its board of directors.
Chairman of the Board of Directors James Nevels says: “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. 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.”
Prior to her retirement in 2011, Hershey reports Haben led the integration of the Wrigley gum and Mars confections businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Before Wrigley, Haben spent 27 years leading several multi-billion dollar divisions at Kraft Foods Group, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and Equity Residential and is a Director for the Off the Street Club, the longest running boys and girls club in Chicago.