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Krannert Executive Forum - Avery Jukes

Avery Jukes

Avery Jukes

Brand Manager
J. M. Smucker Company

Avery Jukes (he/him) is brand manager Sahale Snacks at The J.M. Smucker Company.  Jukes' career path started with two bachelors degrees from Butler University and Purdue University in Mathematics and Mechanical engineering, respectively.  He played basketball at Butler University as well as founded and ran his own not-for-profit organization, The Jukes Foundation for Kids.  Jukes then spent almost three years playing professional basketball in Sweden, Switzerland and Cyprus.  After living out his life-long dream of playing professional basketball, Jukes returned to the United States and secured an aerospace engineering position in Dallas, Texas.  Realizing that engineer was not the career path that fulfilled him, he earned his MBA and then spent three years at Procter and Gamble as assistant brand manager on the Tide and Gain Laundry care brands, before transitioning to his current role at The J.M. Smucker Company.  The JM Smucker Co. - the leading consumer packaged goods company that makes great tasting, convenient and responsibly produced food that appeals to each generation of people and pets.  From our passion for crafting the tastes families love, to the values that have inspired us for more than 120 years—we are The J.M. Smucker Co.