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Richard Lenny
former Chairman and CEO
The Hershey Company 

As former chairman & CEO of The Hershey Company, Rick Lenny knows what's required to win in the marketplace—with both the consumer and the customer. Lenny will take a look at winning in-market examples of innovation and discuss how presidents and VPs of R&D/Innovation can differentiate themselves and lead change in new directions.

Richard H. Lenny currently serves on the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation, Discover Financial Services, and ConAgra Foods, Inc. Mr. Lenny holds more than three decades of experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) arena. Most recently, Lenny served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Hershey Company, president of Nabisco Biscuit Company, and president of Pillsbury, North America. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Kraft Foods, Inc., where he held a number of senior marketing and sales positions.

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