The Hershey Co. has appointed Patricia Little as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective March 16.
In her role at Hershey, Little will oversee the company’s global finance organization and be a part of the company’s global leadership team reporting to president and CEO John Bilbrey. She will have responsibility for the financial management, planning and operations for the company’s $7.4 billion enterprise.
“We are very pleased to have Patricia joining our executive team,” said Bilbrey. “Patricia is a talented CFO with outstanding experience in leading both corporate and financial strategy domestically and internationally. She has extensive knowledge of emerging markets and her track record demonstrates an ability to help create value and growth.”
Little brings 30 years of broad financial experience and leadership to her role at Hershey, including tenures at Kelly Services and Ford Motor Company. Currently, Little is executive vice president and CFO for Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions. She serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee of McCormick & Company, Inc. Prior to joining Kelly in 2008, she spent 24 years with Ford Motor Company holding leadership roles in both corporate and operational finance.
Little has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Drake University and a Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon. She will be relocating to the Hershey area with her husband.