Christine Hartmann is director of graduate programs in food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, a Jesuit, Catholic institution located in Philadelphia, PA. where she has also served as an adjunct instructor. In her administrative role, Ms. Hartmann is responsible for admission, recruiting, retention and financial performance for the Executive M.B.A. and M.S. in Food Marketing. She also provides strategic and project leadership of broader University initiatives. “I help working executives realize their dream of earning an advanced degree” is how she defines her most important role.
Prior to moving to academia, Ms. Hartmann enjoyed a long career in the food industry with leading consumer companies in senior marketing, business development, and general management positions, including vice president of client services with Nielsen Research; senior director with Campbell Soup Company; product group administrative manager with Scott Paper Company; as well as positions with divisions of Tyson Foods and H. J. Heinz. Through her leadership of teams and brands like Campbell’s®, SpaghettiOs®, Swanson®, and Mrs. Paul’s®, she demonstrated her talent for uncovering significant business opportunities and driving winning results while managing with integrity and creativity.
Ms. Hartmann volunteers her time to the Irish American Business Chamber & Network where she serves as President and with the Network of Executive Women, Philadelphia Chapter, as an inaugural member and former co-chair. She has been recently recognized by the Network of Executive Women with a “Best of the Best” award, by the Irish Voice by being named to the 2011 Irish Education 100, by the American Marketing Association, Philadelphia Chapter, with a “Contributor of the Year” award, and by the YWCA with a “Tribute to Women in Industry Award”.
Ms. Hartmann believes that “every day is full of teachable moments”.
She holds an M.B.A. from Widener University and a B.A. in Education from the University of Albany where she played Women’s Varsity Basketball.