Join a consumer marketing network that is 1,000 members strong—and growing.

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 Speaker Series to share new approaches and network with current MBA students.

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Brand Leadership Speaker Series

Recharge your idea bank and rekindle your connections.

Kelley MBA alumni in senior-level positions at major companies visit Bloomington regularly to participate in the Brand Leadership Speaker Series. The speaker series features presentations that highlight the work of some of America's most popular brands.

The Brand Leadership Speaker Series 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.

April Anslinger, MBA'01

Edzra Gibson, MBA'06

Brian Smith, MBA'05

JP Bittencourt, MBA'03

Sheldon Boyea, MBA'03

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

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