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Alicia Petross
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
The Hershey Company

Alicia Petross Provides Strategic D&I Leadership at Hershey Co.

Alicia Petross is the Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for The Hershey Company and is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team. She and her team work across the enterprise to ensure greater integration of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategies with the organization's talent acquisition and university relations teams. She provides strategic leadership, partnering with Business Resource Groups, expanding the external partnership framework, and ensuring The Hershey Company has an integrated communication and engagement plan. Alicia also partners with key functional and country leaders to develop an innovation and robustness in the global culture and inclusion programming.

Alicia's approach is goal driven, using creative problem solving and cross functional leadership to embed diversity and inclusion principles across the organization. She drives consistent business results and has developed a number of initiatives to achieve Hershey's strategic vision of a fully diverse and inclusive organization. Alicia brought more than 15 years of progressive human resources experience to Hershey. Prior to joining Hershey she successfully advanced and executed Target Corporation's diversity strategy.

Favorite Quote:
Enterprise culture, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement are key aspects of our remarkable diverse workforce and compelling workplace. — Alicia Petross