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Sara Sampson

Sara spent over 30 years in various Sales and Marketing leadership roles in corporations covering the  Retail, Hospitality, Business to Business Services and Food Service Industries. She is known as a collaborative and trusted leader with a passion for improving business performance. Sara has been recognized as a strong developer of talent, someone who can mentor and motivate others to help them achieve their goals. She has held roles as the Sr. Vice President of National Accounts at Carlson Marketing Group and Managing Director-Asia Pacific at Carlson Companies. Other notable positions have included VP of Sales at Restaurant Technologies and VP of Sales and Operations at Lifetouch Portrait Studios. In addition to interim and fractional Sales Leadership roles, Sara is now leveraging her experience, skills and talents to under-resourced students to help them achieve their goals. Sara holds a B.B.A in Marketing and Industrial Relations from the University of Iowa and attended the University of Minnesota and the St. Thomas Opus School of Business for her graduate studies.