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Kellogg welcomes Diane Brink as Senior Fellow and adjunct professor

Former IBM chief marketing officer joins Kellogg


6/2/2017 -

Diana BrinkKellogg is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Brink as Senior Fellow with the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI). The announcement represents our commitment to bringing together faculty scholarship with industry leaders who have been top in their field, in order to provide a holistic view of the real-time ways in which marketing and customers are constantly changing.

Brink previously served as IBM's Chief Marketing Officer for Global Technology Services (GTS), where she had worldwide responsibility for the product portfolio. Known as a forward-thinking C-suite executive, Brink’s cross-functional expertise in strategy, marketing and general management make her uniquely qualified to join Kellogg as a change agent with a collaborative style and a passion for building highly effective teams.

Brink was recognized as Best B2B Top 25 Marketer 2007-2008, Who's Who in B2B Marketing 2005-2007, and Advertising Working Mother of the Year 2008. She began her career as a programmer and holds a BS in Computer Science from Stony Brook University, and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

“I am excited that Diane has chosen to join us as a Senior Fellow,” said Gregory Carpenter, James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing strategy and Faculty Director of KMCI. “Having enjoyed significant success in demanding leadership roles, Senior Fellows bring something very special to Kellogg.  With her success in the C-suite and great expertise in B2B marketing, Diane will bring enormously valuable insights about the rapidly changing role of technology in marketing.

In her position, Brink will collaborate with faculty on research and executive education. Her background gives her particular insight and expertise in re-architecting traditional products and marketing for today's digital and social marketplaces, incorporating technology into a company's business strategy, aligning functions for high performance, and driving culture change and transformations in organizations.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Kellogg community,” said Brink, “and look forward to partnering with the faculty, leveraging my skills and experiences, and contributing to Kellogg’s programs which support the growth and innovation of business in an ever changing world.”