Mary Farrell

Senior Manager, Global Enterprise Learning & Development , The Hershey Company

Mary Farrell is currently the Senior Manager of Global Enterprise Learning & Development at the Hershey Company. Prior to joining Hershey in 2012, Mary spent the majority of her career in Learning & Development leadership roles at IBM where she achieved many internal and external awards, including an ASTD Excellence in Practice Citation.
Mary specializes in innovative learning design and performance consulting. She has extensive experience in linking human resource development programs to the strategic direction of the business and achieving measurable results.
During her time at Hershey, Mary has been responsible for introducing the first competency model, including Global Leadership Behaviors, and integrating it into key HR processes, such as Career Development Planning and Performance Management.
Mary is an alumna of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps, a selective leadership and corporate social responsibility initiative. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and currently resides in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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