Whitney Mayer

The Hershey Company

Manager, Social Innovation



Whitney Mayer has spent the past 12 years working at the intersection of the private, public, and social sectors. Her career has focused on market-based approaches to scale development and decrease poverty. She currently manages the Hershey Company’s Nourishing Minds platform, which uses the company’s expertise in food processing and production to provide basic nutrition to children. Prior to joining the Hershey Company, Whitney worked for Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy and impact investing consulting firm, where she managed strategy and evaluation projects focused on international development, human rights, and conservation. She has previously worked for the US Department of State in Paraguay and also managed programs for the nonprofit Global Fairness Initiative. Whitney has lived and worked in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and China. She holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and BS in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. Whitney currently lives in Hershey, PA with her husband, Don, and daughter, Avery.

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