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Keynote Speaker Linh Peters

Linh Peters ‘05 MBA, ‘98 BA

GLOBAL CMO - CALVIN KLEIN 

Linh Peters is the Global Chief Marketing Officer, Calvin Klein, a role she assumed in November 2020. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the Calvin Klein brand globally and the Wholesale, eCom, Retail and Licensing business units for the Americas region. As CMO, Linh oversees Brand and Integrated Marketing, Creative, CRM and Loyalty, Visual Merchandising/Store Design, Corporate Communications, and Marketing Operations

With a focus on connecting data, technology and customer experience to redefine Marketing for world class brands; Linh has an extensive background in consumer marketing roles and has a proven track record as a leader who has increased brand equity, delivered business and shareholder value and built and led highly successful and engaged teams. She was most recently at Starbucks where she was the Vice President of Loyalty, Partnerships and Licensed Stores Product & Marketing. Linh also held leadership positions in Digital Innovation and Brand Marketing. 

Prior to Starbucks, Linh worked in several areas of Marketing and Strategy for Ulta Beauty, Target and Best Buy where she was responsible for overseeing consumer growth initiatives. Linh currently serves on the Advisory Board of Ayo Foods and is a member of the AdWeek Sustainability Council. 

Linh holds a M.B.A in Marketing and Strategy and a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Minnesota. 

Faculty Speakers

Mark Bergen

 

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PROFESSOR, JAMES D. WATKINS CHAIR IN MARKETING

Speaker topic: Managing During Inflation- Lessons From Hyperinflation

Professor Bergen teaches undergraduates, MBAs, executives and PhDs in courses on pricing strategy and marketing management, earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence at the Carlson School and recognition as an outstanding faculty member. His research focuses on pricing and channels of distribution, where he has studied issues such as pricing as a strategic capability, price wars, pricing as truces, pass-through, branded variants, dual distribution, gray markets, co-op advertising, and quick response. Read full bio

Theresa Glomb

 

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PROFESSOR, THE TORO COMPANY-DAVID M. LILLY CHAIR IN HUMAN RESOURCES

Speaker topic: Better At Work- Evidence Based Work Hacks For Improving Your Work Life

Professor Glomb teaches in the masters, doctoral, and executive programs in areas of organizational behavior and human resources. She has received the Carlson School of Management Award for Excellence in Teaching, Service and Research.  She has conducted research and published in the areas of emotions and mood in organizations, job attitudes and behaviors, emotional labor, and workplace victimization including incivility, aggression and sexual harassment.  Read full bio.

Alok Gupta

 

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ASSOCIATE DEAN OF FACULTY AND RESEARCH

CURTIS L. CARLSON SCHOOL-WIDE CHAIR IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

PROFESSOR OF INFORMATION & DECISION SCIENCES

Speaker topic: Will Humans-in-the-Loop Become Borgs? Merits and Pitfalls of Working with AI

Prof. Gupta teaches courses in the areas of computer networking, electronic commerce, decision support, IT infrastructure, and computer programming at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels.  His research has been published in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals such as Management Science, ISR, MIS Quarterly, CACM, JMIS, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management and many other high quality Journals. Read full bio.

Akshay Rao

 

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PROFESSOR, GENERAL MILLS CHAIR IN MARKETING

Speaker topic: Brand Stewardship- Preserve, Protect, Defend, and Grow Your Brand Equity

Professor Rao’s teaching, research, and consulting have focused on industries ranging from food and airlines to apparel and financial services, and the problems of Consumer Behavior, Pricing Strategy, Channels of Distribution, Product/Brand Management, and Sales Force Management.  He has also served as the founding Director of the Institute for Research in Marketing, Director of the Doctoral program and as Chairman of the Marketing & Logistics Management Department.  Read full bio.

Myles Shaver

 

Myles Shaver

 

PROFESSOR, CURTIS L. CARLSON CHAIR IN CORPORATE STRATEGY

Speaker topic: Understanding the Twin Cities Headquarters Economy

Professor Shaver’s research about corporate expansion is published in leading scholarly journals and he has been invited to present at conferences and universities around the world. His recent research about the Minneapolis-St. Paul Headquarters economy has helped guide talent attraction and retention initiatives in the region and is presented in his book: Headquarters Economy: Managers, Mobility, and Migration. Read full bio.

Kathleen Vohs

 

Kathleen Vohs

 

DISTINGUISHED MCKNIGHT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, LAND O'LAKES CHAIR IN MARKETING

Professor Vohs’ work focuses on understanding and communicating the basics of how people think, feel, and behave in order to make sense of marketplace and organizational outcomes. Her research specialties include self-control, the hidden costs of decision making, the psychology of money, the difference between a meaningful and happy life, and heterosexual sexual negotiations. Read full bio.

 

Panelists

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