Pennsylvania-based The Hershey Company has named Marlene Creighton as global chief sales officer, effective Sept. 5.
After 26 years with Hershey, Phil Stanley will transition out of the company to pursue his next opportunity.
“In her four years at Hershey, Marlene has led incremental growth with our retail partners and is spearheading our commercial strategy as part of our company’s Snacking Powerhouse vision,” said Michele Buck, president and CEO. “Her energy and passion for building diverse and inclusive teams, developing people and driving new capabilities are a perfect match for our growth ambition and employee experience.
“I want to thank Phil for the legacy he has built here at Hershey to set us up for success in the future. From his earliest days on the retail floor to building our category management capabilities and partnering with our long-standing retail partners, his energy and influence have been felt across the company.”
Creighton has more than 20 years of CPG experience working across sales, category management and brands with P&G, Unilever and Hershey. Throughout her career, she has a record of building partnerships inside and outside of the company with retail partners and community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club and Champion for Kids.
“I am committed to continuing to strengthen our relationships across the business and with our retail partners,” Creighton said. “I want to thank Phil for all he has done to shape our sales team and lead our category. Building from a position of strength, we have so much potential in front of us, and I can’t wait to get started.”
The Hershey Company has more than 100 brand names in approximately 80 countries around the world that drive more than $8.9 billion in annual revenues, including brand names such as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers, and salty snacks including SkinnyPop, Pirate’s Booty and Dot’s Pretzels.
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