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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

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Kristen Dean

Kristen Wood Dean


Office: By Appointment Sales Lab
Phone: 8036221678


 Educational Background

    MBA Management
    University of South Carolina 2023

    BS Marketing
    University of South Carolina 2022

Courses Taught

  • Professional Selling
  • Sales Innovation Program


I am a Senior Director of Customer Strategy at Eli Lilly and Company and Marketing Lecturer at Clemson University, with over 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. I lead a team of professionals who are passionate about delivering value to our customers and patients in the immunology space, with a focus on rheumatology. I also lecture in marketing at Clemson University, sharing my knowledge and insights with the next generation of business leaders. My core competencies include developing and executing customer strategy, payer strategy, KOL strategy, and product launch strategy across multiple therapeutic areas, such as dermatology, diabetes, cardiovascular, and oncology. I have a proven track record of achieving launch excellence, leading payer marketing brand strategy, fostering innovation, and collaborating with alliance partners. I have also received multiple awards and recognition for my performance, leadership, and coaching skills. My mission is to leverage my expertise and experience to create meaningful connections and impactful solutions for our customers and patients, while empowering and developing my team and colleagues.

Faculty Profile
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634