Ms. Folkman is managing director of marketing and global communications for CarVal Investors. She joined CarVal in 2004 and is responsible for leading the group’s branding and marketing strategy and activities. Prior to joining CarVal, Ms. Folkman was director of public relations for Select Comfort. Before that, she owned her own marketing firm and spent several years in marketing communications at Padilla Speer Beardsley and with Burlington Northern. Ms. Folkman holds a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., where she has also earned extensive coursework toward her M.B.A.