Andrea B. Thomas
Ms. Thomas is a marketing professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She joined the university in 2016 after a 23-year career in brand management, retail marketing, innovation, and sustainability. She is a consultant bringing a unique approach of academia and experience working at a tremendous scale for Walmart, Inc., The Hershey Company, and PepsiCo, Inc.
Ms. Thomas served as a Senior Vice President at Walmart Stores from October 2007 until February 2016, leading teams in private brands, sourcing, sustainability and marketing. Prior to joining Walmart, she was Vice President of Global Chocolate for the Hershey Company where she was responsible for innovation for the company’s portfolio of global brands. Previously, Ms. Thomas spent 13 years at PepsiCo from May 1993 until February 2006, where she worked in brand management, innovation, and retail marketing at Frito-Lay and Pizza Hut, coordinating the NFL and Disney relationships.
Since September 2012, Ms. Thomas has served as a director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Ms. Thomas has served, since October 2018, as a director of WesTech Engineering. From September 2010 until October 2013, Ms. Thomas also served as a director of the Sustainability Consortium.
Qualifications: Ms. Thomas brings to the Board considerable executive leadership experience along with a strong background in consumer products.
Director since: 2019