Hershey appoints James Turoff general counsel

May 27, 2021

Hershey Co. announced the promotion of James Turoff senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately. Turoff had served as the chocolate company’s acting general counsel since December 2020.

In his new post, Turoff will lead the company's global legal, compliance and ethics, government relations, corporate securi, and corporate secretary teams.  He will report to chairman and chief executive Michele Buck.

Turoff joined Hershey in 2014 and has held multiple roles with increasing responsibilities in the legal department. He is said to possess expertise in corporate governance, commercial legal counsel, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and labor and employment.

Prior to Hershey, Turoff was assistant general counsel of Harsco Corp., a global industrial company based in Camp Hill, PA.


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