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Ann Wahlgren

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Department of Marketing

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Building & Room:

UH 2504


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


- Visiting Senior Lecturer, UIC Business, University of Illinois Chicago - 2022 to present
- Managing Director, AW Consulting - 2021 to present
- SVP Strategy, Marketing and Innovation, Beyond Meat - 2020 to 2021
- Corp VP Global Menu Strategy and Innovation, McDonald's Corporation - 2004 to 2020
- Retail and CPG Practice Lead, Business Analytics, Ernst and Young - 2002 to 2004
- VP Advanced Analytics, Information Resources, Inc (now Circana) - 1992 to 2002

Classes Taught
- Branding (undergrad and grad)
- Content Marketing (undergrad and grad)

Service to Community

  • Business Advisory Council, UIC Business, University of Illinois Chicago - 2020 to present
  • Board of Directors, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago - 2015 to 2018


Masters of Business Administration, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, University of Wisconsin

Licensures and Certifications

  • Brand Mastery, Kellogg Executive Education, Northwestern University
  • Developing a Digital Mindset, IESE Business School