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Dawn Hudson

Vice Chairman, Head of Consumer Practice

Dawn has served as Vice Chairman of The Parthenon Group for 5 years.  She has extensive experience in executive leadership, spanning consumer goods, foodservice, and communication companies. Her focus has been on strategic analysis and vision setting, share growth through brand building and industry-leading innovation, and negotiating sports and customer deals. Dawn’s past experience includes eleven years as an executive at PepsiCo, most recently as the CEO of the $6 billion North American beverage business.  Previously, she spent 13 years in the marketing, advertising, and branding strategy arena with leadership positions at major agencies such as DMB&B (D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles) and Omnicom. Dawn has extensive board experience, currently serving on the board of Interpublic Group, Lowe’s Home Improvement Company and Nvidia Corporation. Dawn’s past board experience includes P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Allergan Inc. She served on the board of the LPGA for nine years, including two years as Chairman of the board. Dawn is a graduate of Dartmouth College.