Ed Herr, President and CEO, Herr Foods
Speaker Bio: Ed Herr grew up working in his family’s snack food business. The son of the Company’s founders – the late James S. and Miriam (Hershey) Herr – Ed learned the importance of hard work and valuing people at a very early age. As President of Herr Foods Incorporated, Ed is committed to upholding the Herr Family tradition of offering customers the very best products and service in the industry, all from a company that cultivates a spirit of teamwork and appreciation for every individual. With over 1,500 employees throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Ed also seeks to steadily grow the family business, while remaining true to the Company’s founding principles of honoring God and promoting service to others.
An active supporter of his local community and beyond, Ed is passionate about giving back to people through service and philanthropy. He is a Director of several local non-profit organizations, including the Lighthouse Youth Center, Oxford Senior Center, and Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. He is a founding member and Director of SILO (Serving, Inspiring, and Loving Others), based in Oxford, PA. Ed also serves as a Director of New York City Relief (NYCR) and the Council of the Navigators Church Discipleship Ministry, based in Colorado Springs.
A lifelong resident of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, Ed is blessed to be the father of seven children and 15 grandchildren. In his free time, Ed and his wife Diane enjoy traveling, cycling, golf, outdoor recreation, and spending time with family and friends.