Marla Gottschalk

Audit Committee Chair

Big Lots and Reynolds Consumer Products

Current public company boards: Big Lots, Reynolds Consumer Products, US Foods Holding

Prior public company boards: GATX, Mondelez International, Potbelly 

Executive Experience: Marla Gottschalk is the former chief executive officer of The Pampered Chef, the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen and entertaining products. For 1 years she led The Pampered Chef executive team and was responsible for the overall direction and strategy of the business.

Prior to The Pampered Chef, Marla was with Kraft Foods for 14 years where she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. During her time at Kraft her positions included senior vice president of financial planning and investor relations, executive vice president and general manager of Post Cereals, and vice president marketing and strategy – Kraft Cheese Division.

Marla is also on the board at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and Underwriters Laboratories.

Additional information: Marla earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Indiana University and a masters of management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.