"Wendy has vast executive experience with significant financial leadership and expertise," said J.P. Bilbrey, Chairman of the Board, The Hershey Company. "Her knowledge of the marketplace and guidance as a member of our board will provide tremendous leadership as Hershey progresses through its next phase of growth towards its vision of being an innovative snacking powerhouse."
Schoppert, a successful business and financial executive, previously served on the senior executive team of Sleep Number Corporation, where she held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, interim Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of International and New Channel Development. Prior to joining Sleep Number, Schoppert led US Bank's Private Asset Management team and served as Head of Product, Marketing and Corporate Development for the bank's asset management division. Schoppert began her career in the airline industry, serving in various financial, strategic and general management leadership positions at American Airlines, Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines.
Schoppert serves on the boards of Big Lots, Inc., a national retailer, Bremer Financial Corporation, a financial services firm, Gaia, Inc., a global digital subscription service, and Nina Hale, Inc., a digital marketing agency. She is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors and Co-Chair of the Minnesota chapter of Women Corporate Directors.
Schoppert earned her BA in Mathematics and Operations Research and MBA in Finance and General Management from Cornell University, where she is Vice Chair of the President's Council of Cornell Women.