Kilts Center Events

Kilts Center events and programs inform and prepare students for career opportunities and long-term success. All enrolled students receive email invitations to these events.

Upcoming Events

Date Information  
Apr  16, 2015 Marketing Day Forum View Details »
Feb  19, 2015 Kilts Speaker – Doug Ryan, ’87, DigitasLBi View Details »
Oct  16, 2014 Marketing Week View Details »


This annual series of events each fall quarter provides MBA students with the opportunity to learn from prominent alumni how Booth's brand of marketing and the Kilts Center prepares students to achieve success in a variety of career paths. 


An exclusive marketing case competition in the Fall for Full-Time and Evening MBA students interested in marketing, general management, and consulting. Full details here »


Hear from leading industry experts about current marketing topics and the latest industry practices. Speakers have included:

  • Ted Buell, ’07, head of industry-telecom at Google Inc., on innovations in search and digital marketing
  • Ann Mukherjee, AB ’87, MBA ’94, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Frito-Lay North America, on the continuous reinvention of marketing
  • Frank Piotrowski, senior vice president of measurement science at the Nielsen Company, on how consumer data drives insights


A spring event that offers students a unique opportunity to connect in a small-group setting with CEOs, CMOs, and other senior executives and discuss current marketing issues. Speakers have included:

  • Deanie Elsner, ’92, former CMO, Kraft Foods
  • Robert Mariano, ’87, Chairman and CEO, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.
  • Daniel Eckert, ’05, Vice President, WalMart US
  • Kari Alldredge, '90, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

Nielsen Data Student Seminar

This annual Kilts Center event offers students an opportunity to learn more about the Nielsen data.