Hershey names new legal head

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey has named Leslie Turner as SVP, general counsel and secretary, effective July 9.

In her new role, Turner will lead Hershey’s legal, government relations, corporate security and corporate secretary functions. She will report to Hershey president and CEO John Bilbrey. She also will serve as a member of the company’s global leadership team.

"Leslie has significant experience working closely with corporate governance matters and brings a broad business orientation and diverse global background to this role," Bilbrey said. "She has a proven record partnering with leaders and business units to drive strong results, and she is adept at aligning legal strategy with strategic objectives and building collaborative, business-focused legal teams."

Turner joins Hershey with 25 years of legal experience. She has served as a senior legal executive providing strategic counsel, risk management and policy advice to senior business leaders of Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Most recently, Turner served as chief legal officer for Coca-Cola North America, a position she held since 2008.

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