Strategic Thinking and Organizational Change

Jill Anderson


Jill Anderson teaches Strategic Thinking and Leading Organizational Change in the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management MBA program.  In addition, she facilitates sales training courses, including coaching and negotiations, for the Corporate Learning Solutions team.

Jill has held managerial positions at Johnson Controls, PepsiCo, and Quaker Oats.  Currently she is the Owner/Head Coach of The Avenue Development Group.  In this role she develops strategies for new and/or expanding small businesses and trade associations.

Jill’s specialties include talent development, identifying opportunities, managing change, and developing mid-level managers into strategic leaders.  She has experience in positively influencing and strategically developing new ideas and opportunities across industries, markets, brands, functions, and job levels.  She is a leader who blends functional disciplines, and helps individuals and companies achieve better results and overall success. 

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2012

Professional Experience

Owner & Head Coach

The Avenue Development Group

Global Manager

Johnson Controls, Power Solutions Division

Senior Group Manager

Foodservice Capability - Pepsi, Frito-Lay

Gatorade Transition Manager




Western Michigan University

Master in Business Administration

Western Michigan University

Bachelor of Science