Peters Joins Carlson School Board of Advisors

Peters Joins Carlson School Board of Advisors

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A top marketing leader who has worked for some of the nation’s biggest companies is joining the Carlson School’s Board of Advisors.

Linh Peters, ’05 MBA, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Walgreens, will officially join the board at the fall meeting in October. In this role, Peters is responsible for the vision, strategic direction, and performance of all Walgreens marketing activities. 

Before joining Walgreens, Peters served as global chief marketing officer at Calvin Klein, where she focused on improving the brand’s connection to consumers on a global scale across all digital and physical channels, as well as directing all marketing, branding, and customer experience efforts. Peters has also held leadership positions at Starbucks, Ulta Beauty, SpartanNash, and Target.

A two-time University of Minnesota graduate, Peters currently serves on the AYO Foods Advisory Board and MMA’s North America Board of Directors. She was also named one of Business Insider’s CMO’s to Watch in 2022 and 2021 and Brand Innovators’ Top 100 Women in Brand Marketing.

The Carlson School’s Board of Advisors includes more than 40 senior executives representing a variety of companies and organizations across the globe. Together, they work closely with the Carlson School’s dean and leadership team to ensure a highly engaged relationship with local and national businesses while providing valued assistance in seeking both monetary and non-monetary support from individuals and the corporate community.

About the Board of Advisors

The overarching purpose of the Board of Advisors is to advance the mission of the Carlson School of Management by: 1) advising the dean on strategic issues and operational matters, as appropriate; 2) providing input and support to the students and faculty as agreed with the dean; and 3) assisting in promoting the school to its numerous constituents. The Board does not have fiduciary responsibilities. Formerly known as the Board of Overseers, it was renamed effective December 9, 2020.