Todd Kaplan ’06 Wins American Marketing Association Scholarship
New Haven, Conn., March 15, 2006—
Yale School of Management MBA student Todd Kaplan ’06, has been honored as the 2006 recipient of the Anna C. Klune Memorial Scholarship from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA-CT). He was recognized for this achievement at the Student Marketer of the Year “Mark of Excellence Awards Ceremony” in Hartford, Connecticut on March 14.
Each year, this prestigious award is bestowed upon one student in the state of Connecticut who exemplifies marketing excellence in both their field of academic study as well as their chosen career path. Todd was selected as this year’s recipient in recognition of his many accomplishments in the field of marketing, both professionally and as a student.
In his marketing career, Todd has worked as an in-house sports marketing consultant at Visa International where he advised on the company’s global sports and entertainment partnerships including the Olympic Games and Rugby World Cup. As a college undergraduate, he put his impressive entrepreneurial skills to work and founded two marketing-related businesses in addition to interning in marketing positions with the United States Olympic Committee and FOX Sports Net Chicago. Upon graduation from the Yale School of Management, Todd will join Pepsi-Cola North America as an Associate Marketing Manager.
In addition to receiving the $1,000 award, Todd has been asked to speak about his passion for marketing to a group of undergraduates interested in marketing at the American Marketing Association’s “Careers in Marketing” dinner in April.
The award is given in the memory of Anna C. Klune, an AMA-CT member and president-elect who passed away in 1994.