“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 ofSleep Number Corporation, where she held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ChiefInformation Officer, interim Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of International andNew Channel Development. Prior to joining Sleep Number, Schoppert ledUS Bank’sPrivate Asset Management team and served as Head of Product, Marketing andCorporate Developmentfor the bank’s asset management division. Schoppert began her career in the airline industry, serving in various financial, strategic and general management leadership positions atAmerican Airlines,Northwest AirlinesandAmerica West Airlines.
Schoppert serves on the boards ofBig Lots, Inc., a national retailer,Bremer Financial Corporation, a financial services firm,Gaia, Inc., a global digital subscription service, andNina Hale, Inc., a digital marketing agency. She is a Governance Fellow with theNational Association of Corporate Directors and Co-Chair of the Minnesotachapter of Women Corporate Directors.
Schoppert earned her BA inMathematics and Operations Researchand MBA in Finance and General Management fromCornell University, where she is Vice Chair of the President’sCouncil of Cornell Women.