The Center for Brand and Product Management advisory board is comprised of top executives from the finest brand and product management companies in the world. Their contributions are crucial to the Wisconsin MBA Program’s ability to deliver focused, relevant applied learning experiences to brand and product management students.

Advisory board members facilitate student employment opportunities, recruit prospective students, provide mentorship, and enhance the educational experience through on-campus involvement with students, faculty, and staff.

“The advisory board is a group of about 30 top executives who are absolutely committed to advising and mentoring students who want to learn what it takes to be a world-class specialist in how to grow a brand. The board is comprised of professionals who have an incredible amount of experience in management, innovation, and marketing, and who really want to help make what they know a game-changer for the students as they graduate from the program.”

Marsha Lindsay
Chair and Chief Strategist: Growth, Brand, Innovation, Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

Board Members


Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

Pauline AllisonPauline AllisonChief Operating Officer and Global Business Director, Auto Care Business3MBiography
D. AntoineDick AntoineGlobal Human Resources Officer - RetiredProcter & GambleBiography
Scott CookScott CookChairman of the Executive Committee of the BoardIntuitBiography
104x158 sdennisShawn DennisBiography
R DunpheyRebecca DunpheyPresident North America Adult and Feminine CareKimberly-Clark CorporationBiography
Greg DupplerGreg DupplerRetired, Former Senior Vice President of MerchandisingTarget CorporationBiography
Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHughMary Lynn Ferguson-McHughGroup President – Europe OperationsProcter & GambleBiography
E GallerEric GallerBiography
Colleen GogginsColleen GogginsBiography
J GuthrieJami GuthrieVice President, Consumer Insights and Business AnalyticsSC JohnsonBiography
H Holtsberg SmitHeather Holtsberg Smith2009Director, Disruptive InnovationConAgra Foods
Tara KhouryTara KhourySenior Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerThe Tattoo Removers, LLCBiography
Marsha LindsayMarsha LindsayChair and Chief Strategist: Growth, Brand and InnovationLindsay, Stone & BriggsBiography
Dan MaurerDan MaurerBiography
Tom McGoughTom McGoughPresident, Consumer FoodsConAgra FoodsBiography
Blaine McPeakBlaine McPeakChief Operating OfficerWhiteWave Foods CompanyBiography
N NayarNik NayarVice President Merchandise Manager -Toys and Sporting GoodsTarget CorporationBiography
James NeupertJames NeupertVice President of Marketing (Retired)Guidant CorpBiography
Signe OtsbySigne OstbyCo-Founder, Center for Brand and Product Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-MadisonCBPMBiography
Bruce PaynterBruce Paynter (In Memoriam)Former Group President, North Atlantic Personal CareKimberly-Clark CorporationBiography
J Schweig photoJohn SchweigOperating PartnerSnow PhippsBiography
S SkurnickScott SkurnickVice President of Digital AcquisitionDISH NetworkBiography
Scott UsitaloScott UsitaloPresident, North American Family CareKimberly-Clark CorporationBiography
C VernonCarla VernonVice President, Business Unit Director, Wellness SnacksGeneral Mills, Inc.
MVMatt VokounDirector, Product Management - Create & Goods HardwareGoogleBiography
Vince VoronVince VoronVice President, Executive Creative Director, Global Brand Content MarketingDolby LaboratoriesBiography
Barton WarnerBarton WarnerVice President, North America Growth & Innovation and Canada Consumer BusinessBayer HealthCareBiography
John WeinstockJohn WeinstockSenior Vice President of Marketing, North AmericaElectrolux North AmericaBiography

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does the advisory board meet, and what happens at these meetings?

The advisory board meets twice a year, in the fall and spring, at the Wisconsin School of Business. At these meetings, students have an opportunity to network with advisory board members, discuss industry trends, and gain valuable career advice. Students, faculty, staff, and advisory board members share knowledge and exchange ideas.

How does the advisory board make a difference?

The advisory board brings world-class expertise to the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA specialization in brand and product management, creating applied learning opportunities that connect classroom learning to real-world challenges. In addition, advisory board members play an important role in the successful placement of brand and product management students in high-impact jobs upon graduation. By fostering tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, advisory board members help shape the future of the industry.

What role does networking play in the work of the advisory board?

Advisory board members form a network with each other as they work together to enhance the educational and co-curricular experiences of brand and product management students at the Wisconsin School of Business. Wisconsin full-time MBA students become part of this network, gaining high-level connections that it would take years to build any other way.