Jaimie Walnes

Jaimie Walnes

Instructor of Business Administration

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Jaimie Walnes is an Instructor of Business Administration who brings more than 20 years of marketing and innovation expertise from both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has co-founded a consumer electronics company, selling the product in Apple retail and online, and established her own marketing consultancy. In 2020, she joined Gies to develop content for the iMBA marketing management course. Now, as an instructor, she is passionate about teaching students how to deliver growth. She holds a BA in Politics and Law from the University of Liverpool, UK and an iMBA from the University of Illinois.


Educational Background

  • M.S., Business Administration, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022
  • B.S., Honors, Law and Politics with Economics, University of Liverpool, 2000

Positions Held

  • Instructor, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023 to present
  • Consultant, Marketing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020-2022
  • Founder, The Butterfly Effect, 2016-2018
  • Co-Founder, Marketing, Sneaky Squid, 2013-2016
  • Founder, Chic Catering, 2008-2010
  • Senior Corporate Development Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care, 2004-2007
  • Client Services Partner, The Marketing Partnership Limited, 2001-2004


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