William Lehr Oral History Interview (4 of 4) Edit

Summary

Identifier
97OH05

Dates

  • 1997-11-19 (Creation)
  • 1980 – 1990 (Event)

Extents

  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 01:38:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Lehr continues discussing his career as Senior Vice President at Hershey Foods Corp.  Describes Investor Relations Program (later Gov. Relations Program) and employees running it: Jim Edris, Caren Wilcox, Michael Berney, Tracy Pawelski, Amy Leader.  Outlines changes in department to more open, more accessible information.  HFC started to play a bigger role in health care debate, retools corporate political funding.  Discusses new emphasis on Cash Management Program, hiring of Carole Nickelsen (1st outside Corp. female) to head it.  During his tenure, changed investment bankers from Goldman-Sachs to Merrill Lynch.  Discusses his working relationship with Dick Zimmerman and Ken Wolfe, his retirement and continuing role in community work.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

  • Related Materials

    Collections: 97OH02; 97OH03; 97OH04

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