This excerpt taken from the HSY 8-K filed Nov 16, 2007.
New Director Biographies
CHARLES A. DAVIS spent 23 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was head of Investment Banking Services worldwide and served on Goldmans International Executive Committee. He currently is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Point Capital. Mr. Davis is a director of Media General, Inc., Merchants Bancshares, Inc., and Progressive Corporation.
EDWARD J. KELLY is Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Kelly was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation. He serves on the boards of The Hartford Financial Services Group and CSX Corporation.
ARNOLD G. LANGBO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kellogg Company, retiring after 44 years with the company. He served as a trustee of the W.W. Kellogg Trust. Mr. Langbo is a director of the Johnson & Johnson Company, Weyerhaeuser Company, and Whirlpool Corporation.
JAMES E. NEVELS is Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, a minority-owned investment-advisory firm, which he founded in 1991. Mr. Nevels presently serves as a member of Hershey Trust Company Board and of the Board of Managers of Milton Hershey School. He is a member of the Tasty Baking Companys Board of Directors and a Member of the Board, Pro Football Hall of Fame.
THOMAS J. RIDGE is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Global LLC, a global strategic consulting company. He was the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994. Current board memberships include Exelon Corporation and Vonage.
CHARLES B. STRAUSS is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever North America and a director of Unilever N.V. Mr. Strauss is a director of The Hartford Financial Services Group and Aegis Group plc.
KENNETH L. WOLFE spent 34 years with The Hershey Company, including four years as Chief Financial Officer; eight years as President and Chief Operating Officer; and eight years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, retiring at the end of 2001. During his tenure, the company experienced its highest growth rates. Mr. Wolfe serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fidelity Family of Mutual Funds, the worlds largest investment company, with $1.2 trillion in managed assets. He also is a director of Revlon, Inc.
LEROY S. ZIMMERMAN was Pennsylvanias first elected attorney general. He was Chairman of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC and now serves as Senior Counsel. Mr. Zimmerman is Chairman of the Board of Hershey Trust Company; Chairman of the Board of Managers of Milton Hershey School; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University.