Kelley has over 1,000 MBA alumni in consumer marketing, across the globe and at every level, from assistant brand manager to CEO. Every year, over 40 Kelley MBAs enter the industry. Our alumni lead top consumer brands and influence the future of the consumer products industry.
On-Hand and Engaged
Our alumni are active in everything we do at the Center for Brand Leadership. They visit our classrooms, recruit our students, and give their time and expertise to faculty research projects and the Consumer Marketing Academy.
Our MBA graduates come together for the annual Brand Leadership Conference to share new approaches and network with current MBA students.
Brand Leadership Conference
Recharge your idea bank and rekindle your connections.
Kelley MBA alumni in senior-level positions at major companies come together regularly in Bloomington for the Brand Leadership Conference. The conference features presentations that highlight work with some of America's most popular brands.
The Brand Leadership Conference offers our alumni, students, and other attendees the opportunity to:
- Learn from leaders who define the latest, innovative practices in brand management
- Discover new approaches to some of today's most pressing marketing challenges
- Extend professional and personal connections to the Kelley alumni network
- Reconnect with nationally renowned Kelley marketing faculty
- Network with current MBA marketing students and meet the future leaders of the industry
Brand Leadership Hall of Fame
Kelley Consumer Marketing Academy MBAs represent the best of brand leadership and retail marketing management. Every year, we honor our most accomplished alumni by inducting them into our Brand Leadership Hall of Fame.
Gabriel Cohen, MBA'07
Chief Marketing Officer, Monigle
Shannon Watkins, MBA'02
Susan Lintonsmith, MBA'89
President & CEO, Quiznos
Derek Bowen, MBA'98
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Coty Beauty US
Nancy Swanson, IU'83
Vice President, Corporate, The Procter & Gamble Company
Maggy Siegel, MBA'80
President and COO, Dylan’s Candy Bar
Chris Wilkins, MBA'97
Vice President, General Manager, ConAgra Foods, Store Brands
- Cie Nicholson, MBA'88
Executive Vice President & CMO Equinox Fitness Clubs
- Phil Francis, MBA'71
Executive Chairman, PetSmart
Bradley A. Alford, MBA’80
Chairman and CEO, Nestlé USA
Donna Heckler, MBA’88
Global Brand Lead and Chief Branding Officer, Monsanto
C. Mack, MBA’84
CEO, IHT Technology, Inc
- Maurice Markey, MBA’94
Vice President Marketing, Grocery, Kraft Foods, North America
- Maurice Markey, MBA’94
Cynthia Alston, MBA’84
Former CMO, Gatorade and Propel, PepsiCo
David L. Beré, MBA’78
Interim CEO, President, and COO, Dollar General Corporation
Kevin D. Hall, MBA’85
EVP and CMO, Hanesbrands Inc.
Anton V. Vincent, MBA’93
Vice President and Business Unit Director, Baking Products Division, General Mills Inc.
Kenneth C. Calwell, MBA’86
Executive Vice President & CMO, Domino’s Pizza
Anthony J. DiSalle, MBA’88
Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing, OnStar
Cynthia (Pope) Tripp, MBA’88
Marketing Director, Global Design, Procter & Gamble
Kathy Vrabeck, MBA’89
Former President, Activision Publishing