Kerry Hopkins - Brand Innovators

Kerry Hopkins

Marketing Director, Innovation and Incubation Brands, Nestlé Ice Cream, Nestlé USA

Kerry Hopkins, a 13-year veteran with Nestle, currently serves as Director of Marketing, Innovation and Incubation for Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream, where she is responsible for launching $150MM worth of new innovation annually across all brands and all channels. Prior to this role, she has also lead the ice cream portfolio growth across e-commerce and Club channels, managed the Haagen-Dazs brand communications and innovation strategies and launched the Outshine Frozen Snacks brand. Before Nestle, Kerry worked for Del Monte Foods and the San Francisco Giants. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and a BA in both Spanish Language and Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies from University of California at Berkeley.