James Turoff

SVP, General Counsel & Secretary at The Hershey Company

James Turoff serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for The Hershey Company. In this role, Turoff has responsibility for all legal department activities and strategies, including corporate governance, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, and enterprise risk management, as well as ethics and compliance, government relations and security.

Turoff joined Hershey in March 2014 and has held multiple positions within the Legal Department during his tenure. From March through September 2019, he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel – Governance, M&A and Commercial, where he had oversight responsibility for multiple commercial and corporate functions within the Legal Department. From March 2018 through February 2019, Turoff was the Vice President, SEC, Corporate Governance & Compliance and helped oversee all commercial and corporate Legal functions globally while Hershey searched for and transitioned to a new general counsel. From April 2017 through March 2018, he was the Associate General Counsel, Securities & Governance and Business Transformation. Prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel, AEMEA and Securities & Governance.

Prior to Hershey, Turoff was the Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Securities at Harsco Corporation.

Turoff holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Ashland University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his family reside in Mechanicsburg, Pa.



  • SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

    May, 2021 - present

  • Vice President, Acting General Counsel

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