Bruce Hillenbrand is vice president of admissions & marketing at
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Mr. Hillenbrand is responsible
for student recruitment and admissions as well as CIA marketing and
public relations initiatives.
Prior to joining the CIA administration in 2003, Mr. Hillenbrand was
an executive with Unilever Bestfoods North America. At Unilever
Bestfoods, he served as vice president/general manager of the dressings
business unit. Before the Unilever acquisition, Mr. Hillenbrand held
successive positions of increasing responsibility at Bestfoods. These
included vice president, business management and vice president, sales
for Bestfoods Grocery U.S., and vice president/general manager of
Bestfoods Grocery Canada.
Mr. Hillenbrand began his career in marketing and management at
General Foods Corporation. He earned his Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degree from Harvard Business School, Boston, MA,
and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, Princeton,