Delve Director Named to Design and Innovation Master's Program Advisory Board

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    Delve Director of Business Design Marlisa Kopenski was named to the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin's Master of Science in Design + Innovation program.

    The interdisciplinary degree program seeks to provide students with a grounding in human-centered design and a holistic understanding of principles in business, engineering, human ecology, information, and visual art. It is a collaboration between the College of Engineering, School of Human Ecology, School of Business, the Art Department within the School of Education, and the Information School in the College of Letters and Science.

    Kopenski joins six others on the board, including John Zeratsky, Google Ventures; Lesley-Ann Noel, Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University; and Eilmus Niels, Kohler. She and the other advisors will guide the program's direction, helping to secure its relevance in the marketplace while continuing to provide high-quality educational experiences.

    "I am over the moon to be able to help innovation leaders launch this program at the University of Wisconsin, guide its broader agenda, and provide global context," Kopenski said. "I am passionate about the design of business and the business of design, excited to learn my colleagues on the board, and eager to roll up my sleeves to contribute what I can."

    Kopenski has worked in a variety of strategy roles for companies including Kraft Foods and E&J Gallo Winery. Prior to earning her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, she worked in marketing for Gourmet and Fast Company magazines and as a publicist for Viking Penguin Books.

    At Delve, she and her team help clients ground their innovation projects with sound business strategies.