Kimberly Whitler is an Assistant Professor at the Darden School of Business (UVA) and serves on the Advisory Boards of SSA & Company and Transparent Media. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked in U.S. and international General Management and CMO roles, having spent nearly a decade at Procter and Gamble. She has been ranked a “Top Influencer of CMOs” and a “Favorite Professor of Top MBA Students” by Poets and Quants.
As a Senior Contributor for Forbes, her articles have received over 2.4 millions views; her academic research on board- and C-level marketing have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Academy of Management Journal, The Washington Post, Chief Executive Magazine, Directors & Boards, among others. Whitler’s research regarding the impact of marketers on the board of directors won the 2017 Robert D. Buzzell Marketing Science Institute’s Best Paper of the Year Award. Whitler attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, received a B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration from Eureka College, an MBA from the University of Arizona, and an MS in Marketing and PhD from Indiana University