The first episode in our Careers After the Uniform series will feature five USAFA graduates who will share their personal experiences and tips for long-term career success in consumer goods and brand management. Our panelists include the CEO of Edgewell Personal Care, executive vice president of Intuit, a world class C-suite and marketing executive, the director of eCommerce fulfillment at PepsiCo and our host, who recently just launched his own branding agency.
Katy Dickson '88
After her time in the Air Force, Katy became a world-class C-suite and marketing executive. Katy's successes include: introducing the first e-commerce business for General Mills with the creation of www.mycereal.com, served as the first-ever CMO for News America Marketing, lead American Girl's Brand Revitalization, and is now serving on the Board of Directors for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Black Rifle Coffee Company. Katy received a bachelor of science degree in Management from the Academy and received her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Greg Johnson '90
Greg is currently serving as the executive vice president and GM of Intuit, a global technology platform that helps customers and communities overcome their most important financial challenges. Before his current role, Greg developed into a marketing expertise while working for companies such as Procter & Gamble, Best Buy, and Advance Auto Parts. He is also a Board of Directors member for Qualcomm. Greg was an Operations Research major at the Academy.
Rod Little '92
Rod is the current President and CEO of Edgewell, a family of over 25 brands with leading products in shaving, grooming, sun care, skin care and feminine care. The journey to his current role included starting as a financial analysis for Procter & Gamble and was promoted to divisional CFO, then he served as the CFO for Elizabeth Arden and for HSN. Rod received a bachelor of science degree in Management from the Academy and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Brett Lucas '97
Brett is a 1997 graduate from the Academy and received a bachelor of science degree in Management. After his time in the Air Force, Brett entered the supply chain and operations management industry and has spent much of his career at PepsiCo. He started as a TPM material improvement coach, transitioned into supply chain management, and is now the director of eCommerce fulfillment. He is also serving on the Board of Directors for the USO of Illinois.
Josh Reece '18
Josh is just starting his career as a brand strategist by recently launching his own branding agency, To The Stars Media. He is currently serving as a contracting specialist and acquisitions professional in the U.S. Air Force. He majored in Management at the U.S. Air Force Academy just received his MBA from the Southern Methodist University COX School of Business.