Jerry O'Brien

Director of Kohl's Center for Retailing in the School of Human Ecology

Jerry O’Brien is the Director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his position at UW, Jerry spent 27 years in various leadership positions with the Target Corporation. In addition to his on-campus work, Jerry has created and delivered impactful presentations to retailers, consumer products companies, and industry groups. Jerry has a passion for the retailing business and, in particular, helping his students see the tremendous opportunities awaiting them.

Affiliations: Director, Kohl’s Center for Retailing; Board of Directors, National Retail Federation Foundation

To contact Jerry O’brien please e-mail him at: jerry.obrien@wisc.edu