Gail Peterson is Executive 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 and serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Children’s Museum and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
Peterson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University.