It's important to create a community of the "onlys," so collectively we can help ensure we stay in that elite room and bring along chairs for others to join us.

Gail Peterson

Founding Member SVP & CMO, Ecolab

Gail Peterson is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.

Peterson leads the company’s global marketing, communications, and brand development initiatives. Previously, she led market-expanding global strategies for the Global Healthcare business, which provides a broad portfolio of innovative infection prevention programs to customers in more than 90 countries.

Prior to joining Ecolab in 2016, Peterson was with General Mills, Inc. for 15 years, where she held a number of roles of increasing importance and helped expand a number of businesses, brands, and strategic initiatives.

Peterson is a member of Ecolab’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, a founding member of the Black Leaders Forum, a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Children’s Museum and MN Chamber of Commerce.

Peterson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University, and resides in Minnesota with her husband and 3 kids.

In the Press

Gail Peterson

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