We connect companies with highly qualified, passionate consumer products marketing students.

Corporate partners are essential to our success, and these relationships are equally rewarding for our partners. Corporate partners gain invaluable exposure to students by making classroom presentations, facilitating case studies, hosting students on-site, and providing internships and full-time employment opportunities.

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As the center receives no funding from the Kelley School or Indiana University, corporate partners are vital to our mission, providing operating funds necessary to establish and sustain the center. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a corporate partner, contact us.

Each corporate partner will have a representative on the Center for Brand Leadership advisory board. At an annual meeting, we discuss recruiting trends for brand management MBAs as well as ways to enhance consumer marketing research and education.

Corporate Partners

Our corporate partners are integral to our learning environment and provide our MBA students a wealth of opportunities that include Kelley workshops, case studies, and internships. In turn, we provide our partners with access to a pool of enormous talent and a collaborative academic research atmosphere.

We're proud to attract companies who are leaders in brand management. We extend deep thanks to our current corporate partners: Nestlé, E&J Gallo, ConAgra, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Whirlpool, Abbott, Hertz, and Owens Corning.

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We attract student talent and produce well-rounded consumer marketing leaders. Typically, our program includes 40 to 50 students per year. In addition to developing deep knowledge of consumer marketing, Kelley MBA students benefit from a cross-functional focus that trains them to think like general managers. Our students consistently perform better than their peers in internships and case competitions.

Anna BellSenior Director of MarketingE&J Gallo
John BrownVice President, MarketingScotts
Mike DonohoeVice President, MarketingKraft Oscar Mayer
Todd GetzGeneral Manager, Nutritious SnacksAbbott
Michael GrossDirector of Product DevelopmentWhirlpool
Michael KnappGlobal Product Brand Director, NeuroscienceEli Lilly & Co.
Hyder RaheemDirector of Marketing, Lean CuisineNestle
Kristin ShaneDDM, Beauty & Personal CareTarget
Carl StealeyVice President/General ManagerConAgra Foods
Robert StohlerExecutive Vice President (retired)
Founder, Bloomington Brands
Bloomington Brands
Anton VincentPresident, Baking Products DivisionGeneral Mills
Chris WilkinsPresident, Store BrandsConAgra Foods