Linda Brunzell graduated from Western Michigan University with a dual major in finance and Spanish. After graduation, she worked in banking and private equity for Bank of America in Chicago. She then completed her MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and began working as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She held strategy and brand management roles at PepsiCo, before joining Wolverine World Wide in 2008. At Wolverine, she has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions, including chief marketing officer of Merrell; vice president of marketing for Wolverine; and vice president of Latin America and Asia Pacific for the Outdoor Group. Brunzell is currently the vice president of corporate strategy for Wolverine Worldwide and its portfolio of brands.
Brunzell is originally from Romeo, Michigan. After many years in Chicago and New England, she is happy to live in her home state, where she resides in Ada with her husband Nate, son Henry, and dog Maisy.