Domino’s Chief Brand Officer, Kate Trumbull, Named 2024 Joyce Ivy Leader of the Year


The Joyce Ivy Foundation announced today it is naming Kate Trumbull its 2024 Leader of the Year. Ms. Trumbull is Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Domino’s, a role she has held since March of 2023. In this role, she oversees advertising, media, product innovation and national sales.

Each year, the Joyce Ivy Foundation names a Leader of the Year who has achieved notable success and demonstrated impact throughout her career. The Leader of the Year serves as a powerful example of female empowerment and leadership for the Joyce Ivy Foundation’s Summer Scholars participants. The Scholars and the Leader of the Year will be celebrated at the Joyce Ivy Foundation’s annual spring Gala.

Ms. Trumbull was selected as Leader of the Year because she embodies the Joyce Ivy Foundation mission. Born and raised in Indiana, Ms. Trumbull left the Midwest to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to get a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indiana’s University’s Kelley School of Business, and now serves in a key leadership role with Domino’s.

“We want the Midwest’s young female stars to get excited about the great colleges and careers that lie ahead of them, and we are excited to be able to inspire them with Kate Trumbull’s many accomplishments,” said Valerie Brader, Board Chair of the Joyce Ivy Foundation.  “We want our scholars to look at her and say to themselves, that could be me someday – because it absolutely can be.”

The Joyce Ivy Foundation provides summer academic scholarships to high-achieving female high school students from the Midwest. Selected Scholars participate in summer programs at Joyce Ivy partner institutions, including some of the nation’s most rigorous colleges and universities: Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Spelman and Yale.

“It is a true honor to be named Leader of the Year by an organization that exemplifies fostering opportunity and uplifting women,” said Kate Trumbull. “I am impressed by Joyce Ivy’s dedication to elevating young women’s aspirations, and believe we are all at our best when diverse perspectives are heard. Developing people has been a passion of mine throughout my career, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue that work beyond the walls of Domino’s and in partnership with the Joyce Ivy Foundation.”

Prior to serving as Chief Brand Officer, Ms. Trumbull held the position of Senior Vice President, Brand and Product Innovation, leading many key campaigns. Earlier in her tenure at Domino’s, Ms. Trumbull served as Vice President of Advertising and Hispanic Marketing, Director of Digital Marketing, and Director of Loyalty. In these roles, she oversaw consumer-facing, creative across television, radio, print and packaging, owned social media marketing, and designed, launched and led numerous campaigns. In all her roles, she brings a passion for building a strong and distinctive brand that inspires trust, satisfaction, and loyalty among stakeholders. Before joining Domino’s, Ms. Trumbull worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble.

Ms. Trumbull will be honored during the 19th Annual Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Gala, which will be held at the Mint at Michigan First Conference Center on Saturday, May 11, at 6:00 PM ET. During the event, she will address the 2024 Summer Scholars as they prepare for their summer program participation.

Those interested in 2024 Gala sponsorship opportunities, should contact Nadia Schreiber at

Past recipients of the Joyce Ivy Foundation Leader of the Year Award include: Dr. Jennifer Carlson, Professor at Arizona State University (2023); Lisa Corless, President & CEO of AF Group (2022); Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Walgreens (2021); Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court (2020); Faye Nelson, Michigan Director of the WK Kellogg Foundation (2019); Dr. Janet Reid, Chief Executive Officer of BRBS World (2018); Jocelyn Benson, Chief Executive Officer of Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) (2017); Susan L. Blount, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Prudential (retired) (2016); Valerie J. M. Brader, Executive Director of the Michigan Agency for Energy (2015); Lisa A. Payne, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. (2014); Lucy Clark Dougherty, Vice President and General Counsel of General Motors North America (2013); Deanna Mulligan, CEO of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (2012); and Kim Schatzel, Dean of the University of Michigan – Dearborn College of Business (2011).

In addition to the Summer Scholars program, the Joyce Ivy Foundation also holds virtual and in person college admissions workshops and symposia, which provide critical information to over 500 high school students, families, counselors, community-based organization leaders, and educators throughout the Midwest annually. ​​Learn more at