Senior Vice President and General Manager, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Ms. Cotton leads financial and brand performance of the high-growth segments of the mobile technology market, including personal computing, tablets, virtual reality and wearable tech. Her previous Samsung roles included general management and marketing for mobile computing and wearables.
Prior to Samsung, Ms. Cotton served in a variety of senior leadership roles at PepsiCo, where she led the growth strategy for a number of Frito-Lay brands and held sales and operations roles for other PepsiCo businesses. She also previously served as a new product startup leader at Procter & Gamble, where she had responsibility for product launches and innovation.
Ms. Cotton has an extensive background in leading, driving and accelerating business growth and innovation for well-known and respected global brands, leveraging her deep understanding of consumer preferences and behaviors and her expertise developing and marketing technology-driven products and customer experiences.
Ms. Cotton earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Northwestern University and her MBA from Stanford University.
Committees: Community Development Committee, Technology Committee