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 AllisonBiographyChief Operating Officer and Global Business Director, Auto Care Business3M
D. AntoineDick AntoineBiographyGlobal Human Resources Officer - RetiredProcter & Gamble
Scott CookScott CookBiographyChairman of the Executive Committee of the BoardIntuit
104x158 sdennisShawn DennisBiographyChief Marketing OfficerScientific Games
R DunpheyRebecca DunpheyBiographyPresident North America Adult and Feminine CareKimberly-Clark Corporation
Greg DupplerGreg DupplerBiographyRetired, Former Senior Vice President of MerchandisingTarget Corporation
Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHughMary Lynn Ferguson-McHughBiographyGroup President – Europe OperationsProcter & Gamble
E GallerEric GallerBiography
Colleen GogginsColleen GogginsBiography
J GuthrieJami GuthrieBiographyVice President, Consumer Insights and Business AnalyticsSC Johnson
H Holtsberg SmitHeather Holtsberg Smith2009Director, Disruptive InnovationConAgra Foods
Tara KhouryTara KhouryBiographySenior Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerThe Tattoo Removers, LLC
Marsha LindsayMarsha LindsayBiographyChair and Chief Strategist: Growth, Brand and InnovationLindsay, Stone & Briggs
Dan MaurerDan MaurerBiography
Tom McGoughTom McGoughBiographyPresident, Consumer FoodsConAgra Foods
Blaine McPeakBlaine McPeakBiographyChief Operating OfficerWhiteWave Foods Company
N NayarNik NayarBiographyVice President Merchandise Manager -Toys and Sporting GoodsTarget Corporation
James NeupertJames NeupertBiographyVice President of Marketing (Retired)Guidant Corp
Signe OtsbySigne OstbyBiographyCo-Founder, Center for Brand and Product Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-MadisonCBPM
Bruce PaynterBruce Paynter (In Memoriam)BiographyFormer Group President, North Atlantic Personal CareKimberly-Clark Corporation
J Schweig photoJohn SchweigBiographyOperating PartnerSnow Phipps
S SkurnickScott SkurnickBiographyVice President of Digital AcquisitionDISH Network
Scott UsitaloScott UsitaloBiographyPresident, North American Family CareKimberly-Clark Corporation
MVMatt VokounBiographyDirector, Product Management - Create & Goods HardwareGoogle
Vince VoronVince VoronBiographyVice President, Executive Creative Director, Global Brand Content MarketingDolby Laboratories
Barton WarnerBarton WarnerBiographyVice President, North America Growth & Innovation and Canada Consumer BusinessBayer HealthCare
John WeinstockJohn WeinstockBiographySenior Vice President of Marketing, North AmericaElectrolux North America

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.