As SVP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Thea plays a key role in developing company strategy, planning and identifying acquisitions that will be key to Land O’Lakes’ growth.
Thea joined Land O’Lakes in 1998 as director, corporate strategy and business development. She served as the general manager of Dairy Foods Poland. Upon returning to the United States, Thea held progressive positions throughout the enterprise, including director of LAND O LAKES® butter and spreads and vice president retail cheese and marketing services. She also held the positions of vice president of strategic margin expansion and vice president, corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, Thea spent time consulting in Poland and working in marketing at General Mills. Thea has a B.A. in economics from Colorado College and an MBA in Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School.
B.A., Economics, Colorado College
MBA, Marketing, Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School
Eldorado SA Poland
Board of Global Minnesota
United Way, Communication and Individual Engagement Committee
Colorado College Alumni Association, former board member