Leslie M. Turner served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of The Hershey Company.
Prior to joining Hershey as general counsel in 2012, she was general counsel of Coca-Cola North America from 2008 until 2012, and associate general counsel of the company’s Bottling Investment Groups from 2006 to 2008.
Turner began her career at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where she rose to Partner. In addition, she served as the Assistant Secretary, Territorial & International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1993 to 1995, and as Counselor to Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior, from 1995 to 1996.
Turner has been a member of the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University Law Center since 2012.
Turner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master of Laws in Law and Government from American University, Washington College of Law.