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Current Partners

The MLI’s partners help us advance marketing by sharing their wisdom and advice.
Our premier partnership levels are the External Advisory Board and Career-Affinity Groups.

External Advisory Board

Our External Advisory Board (EAB) is composed of companies leading the way in marketing. The board serves as the voice of the industry, helping to guide program curriculum updates, and teach students through applied learning and student mentorship. Restructuring of the EAB started Spring 2022. When complete, the board will have 20-30 companies.

External Advisory Board Company Logos: Abbvie, Google, American Family Insurance, SC Johnson, Microsoft, USAA, P&G, The Clorox Company, Target, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Adobe, Kimberly Clark, General Mills, Meta, Nestle, ConAgra, and Amazon
Blake Boulden

Blake Boulden

Vice President, Advanced Marketing Capabilities (North America)
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Lucy Brady

President – Grocery & Snacks
Conagra Brands
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Eric Breissinger

President, Family Care
John Copeland Headshot

John Copeland

Vice President, Digital Strategy Group

Ricardo Dalmas

VP, Consumer & Marketplace Insights
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Robert De Young

Director, Marketing Analytics
American Family Insurance

Kyle Gore

Vice President/GM—PepsiCo Direct Businesses
Barry Jennings

Barry Jennings

Director, Cloud & Enterprise Insights
Julian Lopez

Julian Lopez

AVP of Member & Market Insights
Nik Nayar

Nikhil Nayar

Senior Vice President – Hardlines
Target Corporation

Ken Nelson

Managing Director
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Tanya Schooley

Director Marketing Insights, Oncology

Kevin Taylor

UX Research Leader – NextGen Product

Nicole Thomas

Human Insights Director, CX, Personalization and Big Data
The Clorox Company

Career-Affinity Groups

Our Career-Affinity Groups unite members whose interests align with our three niche area hubs. These three groups, Insights Insiders, Brand Loyalists, and Tech Marketing Mavericks, share their industry expertise with students interested in these specialized career paths. Students, faculty, and practitioners come together and create community around their career niches.

More information and group members will be added soon.

Become Part of Our Network

Learn more about creating a partnership with us to advise marketing, mentor future marketing leaders, and recruit our students.

Learn more about partnering with us