Director of Programs, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy
Chicago Booth

Caroline Grossman

Caroline Grossman, ’03, is director of programs at the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Grossman leads the center’s set of programs, which are designed for students and alumni to help them make an impact.

As an adjunct assistant professor of strategy, Grossman teaches Booth’s Global Social Impact Practicum, supported by Tata Trusts, and has worked with Booth students in various coaching capacities. She has coached civic leaders at the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy, served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Marketing at DePaul University, and served on the faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Yale-China Teaching Fellow from 1997–99.

Prior to Booth, Grossman was a brand manager at Kraft Foods, where she led customer marketing for the $3 billion grocery business unit and held multiple marketing roles over five years.

Grossman is on the University of Chicago Women's Board. She's a board member emeritus and past board president of the Board of Barrel of Monkeys, an arts education theater company serving Chicago Public Schools, and she was also previously on the board of directors at the North Lawndale College Preparatory School.

Grossman has a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.