Management & Marketing

Richard Fobes

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing


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I began teaching as a part-time faculty member at North Central in 2010, teaching a variety of Marketing related courses including Marketing Management, Consumer Behavior, Promotional Strategy, International Business, Sales Management, and Marketing Research. In 2014, I was fortunate to be named an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing.

Prior to teaching, I worked for 34 years in the Advertising Agency business, both in New York and Chicago, serving in Account Management at two of the largest Communications firms in the business: Benton & Bowles (7 years), then DDB (27 years) . I served many national clients over the years including General Mills, P&G, Marriott Hotels, Blistex, Hasbro Toys and Hardees. My longest client relationships were with State Farm and Morton Salt, where I served as SRVP, Group Account Director.

After graduating from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana with a BA in Political Science, I served 6 years as an officer in the US Navy, spending most of my time in Newport RI, and the Panama Canal Zone. After the Navy, I earned my MBA from Indiana University, then began my Advertising career in New York, which, as I mentioned, lasted for 34+ years.

I live in Naperville, Illinois and have two wonderful children, (one of whom graduated from North Central), plus 4 terrific grandchildren.