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Kathi Seifert

Retired executive vice president
Kimberly-Clark Corp. | Appleton

Retired Kimberly-Clark Corp. executive Kathi Seifert continues to wield influence in and outside of Wisconsin. She’s held board positions with SuperValu, Revlon Consumer Products Corp., Eli Lilly and Co., Albertson’s Inc., Appleton Papers, Lexmark Inc., the National Board of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, ThedaCare, Investors Community Bank, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, and several nonprofits. She is also former co-chair and continues to sit on the board of New North Inc. Prior to retiring in 2004, Seifert led the Kimberly-Clark team responsible for global plans for branding and product positioning, R&D programs and capital investment for personal care products. Seifert has been honored as a top woman executive by both Fortune magazine and Forbes.

Education: Bachelor’s, Valparaiso University

First job: “My first job after college was working for Procter and Gamble conducting market research studies. (I) learned the value of consumer feedback.”

Two business leaders you would want to have dinner with: “Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott. Both are doing terrific work in giving back to the world.”

What would change about Wisconsin to make it better: “Eliminate the income tax and become more diverse and inclusive.”

Career advice: “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

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