Gail Peterson

by Edward Cates
Gail Peterson
Vice President of Marketing for Global Healthcare
Ecolab Inc.

Gail Peterson is Vice President of Marketing for the Global Healthcare business of Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing 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. She also oversees digital solutions development, marketing communications strategies and execution, corporate account selling support and clinical evidence planning.


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.


Peterson earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Princeton University.

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