With more than 30-years of experience, Ms. Harper has:
Ms. Harper has been retained by more than 165 law firms. She has provided courtroom testimony in cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, misleading and false advertising, licensing, defamation, commercial reasonableness, breach of contract/performance, and marketing.
Ms. Harper has also provided testimony for both the prosecution and defense in criminal trials for offenses ranging from fraud to murder.
Ms. Harper has provided litigation consulting and research services in virtually every circuit, along with JAMS, AAA, TTAB, and the FTC.
Ms. Harper previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for VF Corp/Vanity Fair Intimates. In each of these positions she led global responsibility for corporate strategy, marketing, branding, research / insights, in-store merchandising, creative services, product innovation, trade marketing, and communications.
Ms. Harper is also a former Global Marketing Communications Director for UPS, where she launched UPS My Choice. She was also the General Manager and Senior Vice President for Ketchum public relations.
Ms. Harper began her career with executive roles in brand management, marketing, strategy, and promotion with Nabisco Biscuit and Warner-Lambert.
Ms. Harper led RTM&J, an organic growth strategy boutique consultancy she founded, for nearly 10 years. Select projects include:
Ms. Harper founded Penrose Check-In Services, the first company to visit seniors, assess their well-being, and report to families. Associates used the Penrose proprietary to assess 150 items across 7 quality-of-life factors: well being, safety, comfort, cleanliness, maintenance, supplies, and caregiver observations.
Ms. Harper received many industry accolades for Penrose, including:
Ms. Harper also co-founded Leadership Worth Following, a premier leadership identification and coaching firm in Dallas, Texas, and served on its Board of Directors for eight years.
Ms. Harper taught high school math as well as marketing and research at American University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. A frequent guest lecturer at the College of William and Mary and Emory University, for nearly 10 years she served as an MBA Case Competition judge for Emory Goizueta Business School's annual program.
Ms. Harper has been a guest speaker at leading universities including Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins, and Emory University. She has been a paid corporate speaker for many trade associations, including the American Marketing Association, as well as leading companies such as Nielsen and Lily.
Ms. Harper has authored two books, Seeking Joy: The Real Truth About Work/Life Balance and Y Story: The Real Truth About Gen Y and What it Means for Marketers.
Ms. Harper has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of:
Ms. Harper is a member or former member of:
Note: During Ms. Harper's employment at Walmart Sam's Club and VF Corporation VFI the term "Chief Marketing Officer" did not exist. She was, however, a corporate officer for both corporations and held the corporations' top marketing posts.