Debra Sandler: A Business Leader Educated at the Zarb School

Debra Sandler, class of 1982 with a BBA majoring in International Business, is one of the distinguished Zarb alumni featured on the School’s Web site. Below her brief bio is a YouTube video with Ms. Sandler.

As Mom-mentum notes:

“Debra Sandler is a visionary global C-level executive with strong marketing and operating management experience, a consistent record of creating and building, enhancing ,and leading businesses and iconic brands, and driving significant growth in some of the world’s leading blue-chip companies. She has extensive not-for-profit board experience.”

Ms. Sandler now serves as a Board Director at Gannett, where she is Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Public Responsibility Committee. Before that: “Ms. Sandler served as Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer at Mars Inc. where she was focused on accelerating Mars’ goal of creating a comprehensive cross-segment strategy to drive change across all businesses. As Strategic Leader for Twix Global Brand (2010-2015), she was the architect for the brand’s strategy, attaining billion-dollar brand status. Leading the first-ever global copy for any Mars Chocolate brand, the unified campaign helped Twix become a Mars growth engine. Ms. Sandler served as President of Mars Chocolate North America (2009–2014), where she led the single largest Mars unit for growth, a $4B chocolate business.”

“Ms. Sandler holds an undergraduate degree in International Business from Hofstra University, an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and an Honorary Ph.D. from the Long Island University School of Pharmacy.”



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