Victor L. Crawford has been elected to The Hershey Co. Board of Directors at the company’s recent annual stockholders meeting.
Crawford brings deep executive and leadership experience to the Hershey board. He is currently the CEO of the pharmaceutical segment for Cardinal Health Inc., a global healthcare services and products company. He has held senior management positions at several leading companies across the food and beverage, hospitality and healthcare services industries. He also has a broad range of experience in digital transformation, managing fast moving consumer goods, and logistics and supply chain management.
“Victor is a seasoned executive and he will bring great experience and perspectives to our board,” said Michele Buck, The Hershey Co. president and CEO. “In addition to his proven leadership, Crawford will bring valuable CPG insights and experience in emerging markets to the board.”
In addition, Anthony J. Palmer, a Hershey board member since 2011, was appointed as the board’s lead independent director effective as of the annual stockholders meeting on May 12. He takes over this role from Charles A. Davis, who remains on the Hershey board.
“I look forward to working closely with Tony in his new role as lead independent director,” added Buck.
The Hershey Co. is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is an industry-leading snacks company. Hershey has approximately 16,000 employees around the world and more than 80 brands that drive $8 billion in annual revenues.