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.
We connect companies with highly qualified, passionate consumer products marketing students.
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.
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.
Also assisting in the classroom:
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.
The Center for Brand Leadership advisory board is a group of distinguished business executives who represent some of the most respected companies in the world. Board members work with the Center to keep our educational programs for MBA students and practicing managers on the cutting edge of business practice. They help us to focus our research agenda on key issues that move the field forward. As representatives of our corporate partners, advisory board members also serve as our gateway to the resources of their firms.
|Anna Bell||Senior Director of Marketing||E&J Gallo|
|John Brown||Vice President, Marketing||Scotts|
|Mike Donohoe||Vice President, Marketing||Kraft Oscar Mayer|
|Todd Getz||General Manager, Nutritious Snacks||Abbott|
|Michael Gross||Director of Product Development||Whirlpool|
|Michael Knapp||Global Product Brand Director, Neuroscience||Eli Lilly & Co.|
|Hyder Raheem||Director of Marketing, Lean Cuisine||Nestle|
|Kristin Shane||DDM, Beauty & Personal Care||Target|
|Carl Stealey||Vice President/General Manager||ConAgra Foods|
|Robert Stohler||Executive Vice President (retired)|
Founder, Bloomington Brands
|Anton Vincent||President, Baking Products Division||General Mills|
|Chris Wilkins||President, Store Brands||ConAgra Foods|