HERSHEY, PA—Andy McCormick is joining The Hershey Company as vice president, public affairs. He will report to Charlene Binder, senior vice president, chief people officer and will be responsible for building Hershey's brands through product publicity, and will be responsible for all internal and external non- financial communications. In addition, he will lead Hershey's corporate social responsibility efforts, including sustainability and ethical supply chain solutions, environmental stewardship, and leadership in the area of responsible cocoa growing.
He will also lead corporate giving, continue to strengthen the company's ties with Milton Hershey School, and lead community outreach and operations for Hershey's Track & Field Games.
McCormick joins Hershey from Pfizer, where he was vice president, worldwide communications and since 1993 has led media relations, and product, financial and public affairs communications for the world's largest pharmaceutical company. He also led communications on issues such as wellness and prevention, medical access in the United States and developing world, and the dangers of counterfeit drugs.
Before joining Pfizer, McCormick held positions at IBM Corporation and at daily newspapers in Virginia and Wilmington, Del.