Jerry O’Brien

Jerry O’Brien has served as the Director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 14 years. Prior to his position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent 27 years in various leadership positions with the Target Corporation. In addition to his on-campus work Jerry has created and delivered impactful presentations to retailers, consumer products companies and industry groups. Jerry has a passion for the retailing business and helping his students see the tremendous opportunities awaiting them. Jerry sits on the Board of Directors for the National Retail Federation Foundation.

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