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Advisory Board

To ensure continued evolution and expansion of the Department of Marketing, the Institute established the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board consists of senior level executives from Minnesota and national businesses with connections to the field of marketing and the Carlson School of Management.

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to:

  • Engage with both faculty and students and provide advice on evolving, innovating, and expanding the department’s marketing initiatives and research
  • Provide guidance to the Institute creating partnerships between marketing department faculty research and marketing practitioners
  • Serve to strengthen the Institute through leadership in several key areas including joint venture research projects, national outreach, general advocacy and ambassadorship for the Institute

Dave Euson
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
G&K Services

James S. Henney
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Paul Hillen
Vice President, Corporate Brand and Marketing

Carmen Johnson
Convenience & Foodservice Consumer Insights Director
General Mills, Inc.

Kari Kaytor
Sr. DIrector, CIU Analytics
Best Buy Co., Inc.

Shadee Kazemi Carlson
Director of Marketing Business Intelligence

David Kristal
Chief Executive Officer
Augeo Affinity Marketing

Tim Larson
Vice President of Customer Excellence
Polaris Industries

Julie Moore
Senior Vice President Global Marketing and Strategy, Institutional


David Mucha
Vice President, Strategic Insights Group
United Healthcare

Brent Sherwin
Senior Vice President, Sales Operations & Strategy
Schwan Food Company

Academic Representative to the Advisory Board
David Hopkins
Program Director, Carlson Brand Enterprise

Academic Representative to the Advisory Board
George John
Professor and Associate Dean, General Mills-Gerot Chair in Marketing

Akshay R. Rao
Professor, General Mills Chair in Marketing

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