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Bon-Ton board elects new board members


YORK, Pa. The Bon-Ton Stores today announced its board of directors has increased the size of the board from eight to 10 members and unanimously elected Thomas Hernquist and Todd McCarty to fill the two new seats, effective immediately.

Hernquist is senior vp and global chief growth officer of The Hershey Co. He is currently responsible for company-wide consumer insights and strategic growth plans, global branding and innovation, and corporate social responsibility. He has also held other senior management positions at Hershey. Prior to joining Hershey in 2003, Hernquist was senior vp of marketing for Jim Beam Brands Worldwide from 2002 to 2003.

McCarty is senior vp of human resources of Rite Aid. He leads the human resource function for Rite Aid, and his duties include direct management of talent and performance systems; executive, management and store compensation; health and welfare benefits services; diversity; labor relations and training. Prior to joining Rite Aid in 2005, McCarty was senior vp of human resources of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide from 2000 to 2005.

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