President and CEO of Avalon, Kathryn Martinez’s primary focus is training global marketing organizations on marketing strategy, brand management fundamentals, brand launches, brand positioning and advertising, business planning and execution, advertising fundamentals, marketing metrics and consumer behavior. She is a seasoned marketer/general manager with 25 years of experience on both the client and agency sides of the business, including 6 years with Procter & Gamble in brand management and sales and 9 years at Coca-Cola. Ms. Martinez was also chief strategy officer and vice president of account services at two advertising agencies before starting her own marketing and business consultancy in 2008. Her current and past clients include: The Campbell Soup Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Fisher-Price, General Mills, The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, LG MobileComm, Logitech, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Miller Brewing Company and The Procter & Gamble Company. In addition to her marketing expertise, Ms. Martinez is an accomplished researcher and speaker and is considered a subject matter expert on multicultural consumer groups in the U.S.