National Advisory Council

Andrea B. Thomas

Andrea B. Thomas

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Member Since: 2007


Kyle T. Thomas

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Job Title: Lecture Professor, Director of Marketing Lab and Business Scholars
Company: University of Utah
Location: Utah, United States


  • marketing
  • innovation
  • sustainability
  • retail


Andrea Thomas is a professor (lecturer) of marketing, director of the Marketing Lab, and director of Business Scholars at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She joined the university after a twenty-three-year career in brand management, retail marketing, innovation, and sustainability. She was the principal at Thomahawk Group, LLC and was senior vice president of marketing strategy at Walmart U.S. Her prior roles at Walmart include sustainability, global sourcing, and private brands. She previously served as vice president of global chocolate for Hershey Foods Corp, vice president retail marketing and promotions for Frito-Lay, and director of new product marketing with Pizza Hut. Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and her MBA from BYU. She received an honorary doctorate of humanities from the University of Utah in 2013. Andrea and Kyle have three children.