Kathleen Kennedy, MBA

Kathleen Kennedy, MBA

Title: Visiting College Lecturer
Department: Department of Marketing
Email: k.kennedy@uakron.edu


  • MBA, General Management, (2004)
    The University of Miami
  • B.A., Advertising Design, (1976)
    The University of Delaware


Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

  • Executive Director - The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing and Suarez Applied Marketing Research Laboratories, The University of Akron, (2011-2015)
  • Assistant Lecturer - The University of Akron, 2011
  • Instructor, Adjunct Faculty - Itawamba Community College (2009-2010)

Professional Experience

  • LMC, LLC, Senior Vice President Marketing, Tupelo, MS 2008-2010
  • Hancock Fabrics, Senior Vice President Marketing and E-Commerce/CMO, Baldwin, MS 2006-2007
  • Office Depot, Vice President Customer Insight & Development, Delrey Beach, FL 2001-2004
  • OfficeMax, Vice President Marketing, Shaker Heights, OH 1999-2000
  • Ogilvy & Mather, Los Angeles, CA 1997-1999:
    • QgilvyOne, Managing Partner/Group Account Director
    • Director of the Customer Loyalty Centre of Excellence
  • Egghead Computer/Egghead Software, Spokane, WA
    • Vice President, E-Commerce and Direct 1996-1997
    • Director, Advertising and Marketing 1995-1996
  • Federated Department Stores/Broadway Stores, Los Angeles, CA
    • Vice President, Target Marketing 1993-1995
    • Director, Credit Marketing 1991-1993
  • Kennedy/Schwartz, Inc. Vice President, Marketing/Co-Founder, Phoenix, AZ 1984-1991
  • Prior to 1984, held executive positions in creative and account management with general and direct marketing agencies.