Kelsey is the Senior Marketing Specialist for Cargill Industrial Oils & Lubricants (IOL). She is the newest member of the Cargill BiOH® polyol team, but has several years of experience with IOL previously in customer service and marketing roles. Follow her on Twitter: @BiOH4all
Kelsey has a BA in Professional Strategic Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes marketing, communications, co-branding and special event planning. After graduating from college, Kelsey began her career at Cargill and has enjoyed her time learning about the industries IOL serves and a bit about chemistry from the other smart scientists on the IOL team. She grew up in Grand Forks, ND and made the move to the “Big City” for college and has been here ever since. Kelsey now resides in Hopkins, MN & has the shortest commute out of her colleagues to the office J
Kelsey is an active member and volunteer for the United Way Emerging Leaders Committee and is also a “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities . She has a sweet tooth, loves traveling, working out & spending time with family and friends. You can reach Kelsey through e-mail at email@example.com.
Jess has an MBA from the University of MN and an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. Her work experience has been in the areas of supply chain, customer service, and marketing. She grew up in small town in Iowa called Guthrie Center. She lived on or spent time on farms up until college; the first business plans she developed were for borrowing money each year from the local bank to purchase and feed her livestock to show at the county fair. (However, she never thought about soybeans in those days as much as she does now!) She currently lives in Plymouth, MN with her husband and two young sons.
Jessica needs coffee every morning before her co-workers will speak to her. And she loves chocolate, bookclub, and vacations to warm places.
Nicole is the marketing manager for BiOH® polyols business at Cargill. As the newest member of the Cargill BiOH team, she brings several years of marketing experience in the bedding industry with her as well as a passion for companies who are socially responsibility and social media savvy.
Nicole has a MA degree in Strategic Communication from the University of MN and a BS degree in Advertising and Marketing Communication from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her professional experience includes marketing, co-branding, communications, special event planning and promotions. She began her career planning and executing special events in New York City for a liquor importing company. After seven years in NYC, she now resides in Minneapolis, MN.
Nicole is a social butterfly with a genuine interest in learning about people and different cultures. She loves to travel to new places (especially to retreat from the brutally cold MN winters) has a minor shoe addiction, loves to read, dance and spend time with family and friends.
Robin Eichen Conn
Robin is regulatory affairs manager for three Cargill BioIndustrial businesses, including BiOH® polyols. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Harvard University and her Ph. D. from Princeton University. Her first job out of school was synthesizing the active ingredients in pharmaceuticals.
Robin found her way to Minnesota when her husband got a job there. After a stint in the food industry, she joined Cargill in 1992. She has worked for three Cargill start-up businesses focused on products that reduce environmental footprint. Robin has worked in R&D, quality and public relations/communications functions. She started doing regulatory work when her boss decided that regulatory sounded like chemistry – they do both end in ‘y’. She found she loves doing regulatory work; it allows her to combine technical and business skills and always to be learning something new.
Robin lives in Minneapolis with her husband where they bike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter. Robin is an expert on weights of long underwear as a function of temperature. She loves reading and cooking and manages stress with Yoga.