October 25, 2016 4:31 AM ET

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Company Overview of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc. operates as an entertainment and hospitality company. It owns and operates a chain of resorts and entertainment destinations. The company was formerly known as Hershey Estates, Inc. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Hershey Trust Company.

100 West Hersheypark Drive

Hershey, PA 17033

United States

Founded in 1927





Key Executives for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Age: 56
Vice President, General Counseland Secretary
Vice President of Communications & Corporate Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Inc. Key Developments

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Announces Executive Changes

The Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) has announced the promotion of John Lawn to the role of president of the company. Lawn's new role became effective Sept. 30, 2016 and is in addition to his current role as chief operating officer. This announcement is the culmination of the succession planning process that current Chief Executive Officer and past President, William F. Simpson Jr., and the board initiated when Simpson notified the board last June of his intention to retire on Jan. 5, 2018. Lawn began his career with HE&R in 2004 as food and beverage director at Hersheypark and became assistant general manager of Hersheypark in 2005. In 2010, Lawn was promoted to associate vice president of operations, and then to the role of vice president of operations later that year. Lawn was elected chief operating officer in 2015 and is responsible for management of all the company's operating divisions. Prior to joining HE&R, Lawn spent more than a decade working in a number of management roles in the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries, including general manager of Centerplate at FedExField in Landover, Md. and executive director of major events for Ridgewells, in Bethesda, Md.

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