Carol Kruse – Chief Marketing Officer, Cambia Health
Carol is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Portland-based Cambia Health Solutions, a family of over 20 health care companies that serves more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest enrolled in their regional health plans.At Cambia, Carol is charged with helping the company transform how it engages with business customers and their employees and patients. Carol leads marketing, branding, research and insights, consumer experience, human-centered design, consumer engagement and digital solutions teams that are a fundamental part of Cambia’s consumer-centric evolution. Before joining Cambia in 2014, Carol was senior vice president and chief marketing officer at ESPN. Carol spent 10 years at The Coca-Cola Company, delivering digital, mobile and social products and marketing across the company’s global footprint. Prior to Coca-Cola, she held marketing/senior management roles at three Silicon Valley startups – focused on software development, hardware/software for consumer digital imaging, and online consumer payments and promotions. Carol is a graduate of University of Southern California, with a Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Pomona College.