University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Liz Paley, BA Board Member Emeritus

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Liz Paley is the Senior Vice President of Advertising and Wholesale Marketing at Polo Ralph Lauren. In this role, she leads and manages the Company's 100-person in-house advertising agency and oversees wholesale marketing strategy across both Ralph Lauren and Global Brand Concepts brands. Liz joined Polo Ralph Lauren in 2002 after 14 years in the advertising industry in Account Management & Business Development roles.

Liz is a 1988 graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Political Science and a secondary concentration in English. She is an active member of the alumni community with a particular interest and focus in the area of career exploration and preparation for undergraduates. Liz currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the School of Business at the University and is a strong believer in the value of a liberal arts education balanced with work experience obtained during the college years. She believes that this combination develops smart, engaged students with exposure to their potential fields of interest prior to graduation.

Liz speaks regularly to UVM students both on and off campus to offer both real world perspective and skilled coaching to alleviate anxiety and increase preparation for the critical transition from the academic world to the professional one.

A New Yorker since birth, Liz now lives in Chelsea above a Whole Foods and surrounded by art galleries which perfectly suits two of her non-professional passions - cooking and contemporary art. Liz is a technology laggard who still shoots film and cannot be found on Facebook, LinkedIn or a Blackberry.