VP of Innovation
Andria Long is the Vice President of Innovation at Johnsonville where she built their new Innovation Center in downtown Chicago. Prior to Johnsonville, Andria was the Vice President of Innovation & Strategy at Sara Lee Corporation where she created the Innovation Center of Excellence and pioneered consumer needs based innovation.
She consistently delivers transformational revenue growth by building best in class upfront innovation capabilities and high performing teams.
Andria has extensive innovation expertise at top tier CPG companies like Kimberly Clark and Kellogg and has worked on some of the worlds most recognized and valuable brands like Sara Lee, Cheez-It, Huggies, St. Ives, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, and Ball Park.
Andria developed an industry leading best in class insights based approach to innovation that drives cultural change and significant innovation revenue growth.
Andria authored the Journey to Innovation Excellence chapter published by McGraw-Hill in the Global Innovation Science Handbook. http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071827331#
Andria holds a Bachelor of Science and an M.B.A degree from the University of Florida.