Michele Buck net worth and biography

Michele Buck Biography and Net Worth

CEO of Hershey

Michele Buck is the chairman, president and CEO of The Hershey Company, with over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. She joined the company in 2005 and took over the president and CEO roles in 2017. During her tenure, the candy company’s stock has risen over 40 percent.

Before taking over as CEO, Buck held the position of chief operating officer, leading Hershey’s operations in North American as well as overseeing operations in Central and South America. She previously held the roles of global chief growth officer and global chief marketing officer.

While at Hershey, Buck led the acquisition of Krave Beef Jerky in 2015 and barkThins in 2016. These acquisitions allowed Hershey to expand into the broader snacks category.

Buck’s competence in the snack category can be credited to her experience at other big-name food corporations. Prior to joining Hershey, Buck spent 17 years with Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo in numerous senior brand and marketing positions. She worked with brands like Funyuns, Cheetos and Cool Whip, driving significant growth for the latter after creating a holiday tradition out of the Fourth of July flag cake.

She sits on the board of New York Life and serves as a benefit co-chair for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. She was elected chairman of the board at Hershey in 2019.

Buck holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

What is Michele Buck's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Michele Buck is at least $38.87 million as of March 14th, 2023. Ms. Buck owns 153,443 shares of Hershey stock worth more than $38,865,577 as of March 31st. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Ms. Buck may own. Learn More about Michele Buck's net worth.

How do I contact Michele Buck?

The corporate mailing address for Ms. Buck and other Hershey executives is 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033. Hershey can also be reached via phone at (717) 534-4200 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on Michele Buck's contact information.

Has Michele Buck been buying or selling shares of Hershey?

Within the last three months, Michele Buck has sold $10,096,935.95 in shares of Hershey stock. Most recently, Michele Buck sold 14,251 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $240.95, for a transaction totalling $3,433,778.45. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 153,443 shares of the company's stock, valued at $36,972,090.85. Learn More on Michele Buck's trading history.

Who are Hershey's active insiders?

Hershey's insider roster includes Pamela Arway (Director), Damien Atkins (SVP), Michele Buck (CEO), Javier Idrovo (VP), Patricia Little (CFO), Jennifer McCalman (CAO), Terence O'Day (SVP), Charles Raup (Insider), Jason Reiman (SVP), Kristen Riggs (SVP), Christopher Scalia (SVP), Leslie Turner (SVP), James Turoff (SVP), Steven Voskuil (CFO), Kevin Walling (SVP), and D. Wege (SVP). Learn More on Hershey's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Hershey?

During the last twelve months, insiders at the sold shares 48 times. They sold a total of 1,982,490 shares worth more than $457,619,195.80. The most recent insider tranaction occured on March, 27th when insider Charles R Raup sold 1,512 shares worth more than $376,230.96. Insiders at Hershey own 0.3% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Hershey.

Information on this page was last updated on 3/27/2023.

Michele Buck Insider Trading History at Hershey

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
3/14/2023Sell14,251$240.95$3,433,778.45153,443View SEC Filing Icon  
2/14/2023Sell14,250$240.16$3,422,280.00120,555View SEC Filing Icon  
1/17/2023Sell14,250$227.43$3,240,877.50130,555View SEC Filing Icon  
11/14/2022Sell14,250$220.39$3,140,557.50150,555View SEC Filing Icon  
10/14/2022Sell14,250$224.09$3,193,282.50160,555View SEC Filing Icon  
9/14/2022Sell14,250$221.86$3,161,505.00170,555View SEC Filing Icon  
7/7/2022Sell5,000$220.49$1,102,450.00180,555View SEC Filing Icon  
6/7/2022Sell5,000$209.15$1,045,750.00185,555View SEC Filing Icon  
5/9/2022Sell5,000$224.75$1,123,750.00190,555View SEC Filing Icon  
4/7/2022Sell5,000$221.95$1,109,750.00195,555View SEC Filing Icon  
2/7/2022Sell5,000$205.08$1,025,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/7/2021Sell5,000$180.78$903,900.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/8/2021Sell5,000$175.87$879,350.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/7/2021Sell5,000$179.12$895,600.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/7/2021Sell5,000$177.93$889,650.00175,497View SEC Filing Icon  
6/28/2021Sell2,500$175.15$437,875.00180,497View SEC Filing Icon  
4/28/2021Sell2,500$159.26$398,150.00185,497View SEC Filing Icon  
3/29/2021Sell2,500$158.80$397,000.00187,997View SEC Filing Icon  
3/1/2021Sell2,500$146.06$365,150.00192,331View SEC Filing Icon  
12/28/2020Sell2,500$151.05$377,625.00157,621View SEC Filing Icon  
11/30/2020Sell2,500$147.40$368,500.00160,121View SEC Filing Icon  
10/28/2020Sell2,500$140.62$351,550.00162,621View SEC Filing Icon  
9/28/2020Sell2,500$140.31$350,775.00165,121View SEC Filing Icon  
4/13/2020Sell1,500$143.20$214,800.00170,121View SEC Filing Icon  
3/10/2020Sell1,500$152.97$229,455.00174,428View SEC Filing Icon  
2/18/2020Sell3,832$159.92$612,813.44151,761View SEC Filing Icon  
2/10/2020Sell1,500$156.60$234,900.00147,929View SEC Filing Icon  
2/3/2020Sell3,832$155.83$597,140.56153,261View SEC Filing Icon  
1/17/2020Sell3,832$150.00$574,800.00149,429View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2020Sell3,832$150.00$574,800.00149,429View SEC Filing Icon  
1/10/2020Sell1,500$146.83$220,245.00149,429View SEC Filing Icon  
11/11/2019Sell1,500$141.15$211,725.00152,429View SEC Filing Icon  
10/16/2019Sell3,832$152.04$582,617.28157,761View SEC Filing Icon  
10/10/2019Sell1,500$155.85$233,775.00153,929View SEC Filing Icon  
10/1/2019Sell3,832$154.79$593,155.28159,261View SEC Filing Icon  
9/10/2019Sell1,500$155.13$232,695.00155,429View SEC Filing Icon  
8/12/2019Sell1,500$155.56$233,340.00156,929View SEC Filing Icon  
7/10/2019Sell1,500$138.57$207,855.00158,429View SEC Filing Icon  
6/10/2019Sell1,500$138.01$207,015.00159,929View SEC Filing Icon  
5/31/2019Sell6,000$129.14$774,840.00163,429View SEC Filing Icon  
4/22/2019Sell1,500$117.00$175,500.00161,429View SEC Filing Icon  
3/20/2019Sell1,500$109.52$164,280.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/20/2019Sell1,500$109.59$164,385.00166,056View SEC Filing Icon  
1/22/2019Sell1,500$108.19$162,285.00166,394View SEC Filing Icon  
12/20/2018Sell1,500$106.68$160,020.00167,894View SEC Filing Icon  
11/20/2018Sell1,500$107.86$161,790.00169,394View SEC Filing Icon  
10/22/2018Sell1,500$106.61$159,915.00170,894View SEC Filing Icon  
9/20/2018Sell1,500$102.82$154,230.00172,394View SEC Filing Icon  
8/20/2018Sell1,500$101.90$152,850.00173,894View SEC Filing Icon  
7/20/2018Sell1,500$92.26$138,390.00175,394View SEC Filing Icon  
1/26/2018Sell400$111.55$44,620.00163,697View SEC Filing Icon  
12/26/2017Sell400$114.95$45,980.00164,097View SEC Filing Icon  
11/27/2017Sell400$108.00$43,200.00164,497View SEC Filing Icon  
11/9/2017Sell400$108.00$43,200.00164,897View SEC Filing Icon  
9/27/2017Sell400$108.00$43,200.00165,297View SEC Filing Icon  
9/7/2017Sell400$108.00$43,200.00165,697View SEC Filing Icon  
7/26/2017Sell400$108.00$43,200.00166,097View SEC Filing Icon  
6/26/2017Sell400$110.11$44,044.00166,497View SEC Filing Icon  
5/1/2017Sell2,507$108.00$270,756.00169,404View SEC Filing Icon  
4/3/2017Sell2,000$108.93$217,860.00168,897View SEC Filing Icon  
3/1/2017Sell2,000$108.60$217,200.00158,199View SEC Filing Icon  
2/7/2017Sell4,500$108.00$486,000.00159,710View SEC Filing Icon  
1/3/2017Sell2,000$103.84$207,680.00157,210View SEC Filing Icon  
12/22/2016Sell6,500$104.38$678,470.00157,210View SEC Filing Icon  
10/28/2016Sell4,000$103.00$412,000.00159,210View SEC Filing Icon  
6/30/2016Sell13,500$107.31$1,448,685.00168,710View SEC Filing Icon  
6/9/2016Sell10,369$96.47$1,000,297.43165,579View SEC Filing Icon  
2/14/2014Sell13,668$105.00$1,435,140.0077,437View SEC Filing Icon  
10/28/2013Sell16,900$100.00$1,690,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/2/2013Sell10,369$97.00$1,005,793.0077,437View SEC Filing Icon  
7/23/2013Sell12,144$93.03$1,129,756.32View SEC Filing Icon  
5/15/2013Sell15,184$90.00$1,366,560.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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Hershey Company Overview

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The Hershey Co. engages in the manufacture and marketing of chocolate, sweets, mints and confectionery products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: North America and International and Other. The North America is responsible for the traditional chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery market position of the company, as well as its grocery and snacks market positions, in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment includes the combination of all other operating segments, including those geographic regions where the company operates outside of North America. Its brands include Hershey's, Reese's, and Kisses. The company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, PA.
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Today's Range

Now: $253.29
Low: $251.37
High: $253.65

50 Day Range

MA: $237.34
Low: $214.52
High: $253.29

2 Week Range

Now: $253.29
Low: $201.42
High: $254.85


641,195 shs

Average Volume

1,081,917 shs

Market Capitalization

$51.68 billion

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