Jill Avery, Ph.D.
Jill Avery, assistant professor of marketing at the Simmons School of Management, is an expert in brand management and customer relationship management issues. An award-winning teacher and widely respected researcher, she has published works in the Journal of Consumer Research, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Business Horizons. Her branding insights are also frequently cited in the business press, including Advertising Age, The Economist, The New York Times, and Strategy and Business. Before coming to Simmons, Avery spent nine years managing brands for The Gillette Company, Braun Inc., Samuel Adams, and AT&T, and three years on the agency side as an account executive managing promotions for Pepsi, General Foods, Bristol-Myers, and Citibank. She continues to consult with a range of entrepreneurial startup companies and nonprofit organizations, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she is vice chairman of the Board of Overseers.