Christie Fleming is the Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Central Garden & Pet, a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. She leads the Pet Nutrition and Equine divisions. Christie joined the Company in August 2011. Prior to Central Garden & Pet, Christie was with Del Monte Foods. In her most recent role at Del Monte, she led the Pet Treats business unit as Vice President, Marketing. In this role, she profitably grew iconic brands like Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni. Christie won two Effies for business-building advertising campaigns. Over her 10 years at Del Monte she also managed business on the human food side, including the billion dollar Del Monte brand.
Prior to Del Monte, Christie spent 4 years in Procter and Gamble’s marketing organization, with her last position as Brand Manager of Always, one of P&G’s billion dollar brands.
She received her BA in Marketing & Spanish (1994) and her MBA in Marketing (1997) from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Arizona, respectively. She now gives back to her educational roots by being a key member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Arizona.
Christie currently resides in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.