Suburban VP of marketing joins leadership group Chief

July 20, 2022 By    
Nandini Sankara


Nandini Sankara, vice president of marketing and brand strategy for Suburban Propane Partners, has joined Chief, a private membership network for women in leadership positions.

“Nandini continues to be a significant strategist within Suburban Propane, providing invaluable insight to advance our brand and to support our SuburbanCares philanthropic initiatives to give back to local communities throughout the nation,” says Michael Stivala, president and CEO of Suburban Propane.

Sankara joined Suburban Propane in 2017 as assistant vice president of marketing and brand strategy. According to the company, she has helped re-imagine its marketing, media relations and brand strategy, and spearheaded a brand refresh. She helped launched Suburban Renewables in March 2022 to support the company’s strategic goal of building a renewable energy platform.

“To stay on pace with the ever-changing nature of energy, we need visionary women to have a seat at the decision-making table so that their unique perspectives may be heard,” Sankara says in a news release. “I appreciate the confidence that Suburban Propane’s leadership team has placed in me. As a person of color and an immigrant, I appreciate the opportunities I’ve received at the company and throughout my career that will allow me to add value to the membership at Chief.”

Sankara was honored by Women in LPG in 2021 as a runner-up for Woman of the Year, and asked to be considered by the organization as a Role Model in 2022. She is a member of Delta Mu Delta, and is a supporting member of Room to Read and Asian Women in Business.

She has also held leadership positions in the technology, packaging and insurance industries. She earned her MBA in management information services and marketing from the University of Bridgeport, and her bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from the University of Mumbai, India.

Sankara spent her formative years in Mumbai, India, and moved to the United States to pursue higher education. She has visited 60 countries and six continents, and she speaks four languages.

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