Kevin Walling is Chief Human Resource Officer for The Hershey Company. In this role, Walling serves as the chief architect for Hershey’s human resources, talent retention, development and recruitment, and total rewards strategies.Walling has 24 years of human resource experience. Before joining Hershey, he served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Kennametal Inc., a global technology and manufacturing company, located in Latrobe, Pa. In this position, he was responsible for human resource strategy and operations in over 60 countries. At Kennametal, Walling was instrumental in building a successful customer-centric, global organization that delivered record financial results. Walling’s leadership also drove enhanced organizational performance and global improvements in talent and diversity. Prior to joining Kennametal, Walling served as Vice President Human Resources, North America, for Marconi Corporation plc. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Human Resources for Acclaim Entertainment, and served in several management positions with PepsiCo.
Walling currently serves on the State of Pennsylvania Workforce Invest Board and is an adjunct professor in the business school at Saint Vincent College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial labor relations from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York.