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Food company executive

Richard Anson Zimmerman, American food company executive. Recipient Alumni fellow award Pennsylvania State University, 1978, Distinguished Alumni award Pennsylvania State University, 1987, North Carolina.C.J. National Brotherhood award, 1988.


Zimmerman, Richard Anson was born on April 5, 1932 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Paul and Kathryn Clare (Wilhelm) Zimmerman.


Bachelor in Commerce, Pennsylvania State University, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Lebanon Valley College, 1992.


Assistant secretary, Mellon Bank, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958;with, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, since 1958;assistant to president, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, 1965-1971;vice president, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, 1971-1976;president, chief operating officer, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, 1976-1984;president, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, 1984-1985;Chief Executive Officer, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods Corporation, 1984-1995;chairman, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Foods corporation, 1985-1994;retired,, 1994. Board directors Westvaco Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Stabler Companies, Inc.


God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


Trustee Pennsylvania State University, United Theological Seminary Lt United States Navy, 1953-1956. Member Alumni Association Pennsylvania State University (president 1982-1983), Hershey Country Club, Masons, Rotary (president Hershey 1973-1974), Phi Kappa Psi.


Married Nancy J. Cramer, December 27, 1952. Children: Linda Joan, Janet Lee.

Richard Paul Zimmerman

Kathryn Clare (Wilhelm) Zimmerman

Nancy J. Cramer

Linda Joan Zimmerman

Janet Lee Zimmerman