Leadership

Corporate

For 33 years Bob served in various capacities at Procter & Gamble (P&G) with the last four as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2013.

Procter & Gamble is a multi-national corporation that provides name brand consumer products for personal care and health care.  Learn more about Bob’s positive impact on the growth of P&G and how his leadership helped to add almost one billion people to its customer base.

Civil Service

In 2014 President Barack Obama nominated Bob to the position of United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The selection of Bob to lead the VA was due in large part to his very successful corporate career in leading Procter & Gamble.

As one of the largest departments in the U.S. government, the department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is tasked with providing comprehensive healthcare to veterans from all branches of the United States Military.  Learn more about Bob’s experiences and results achieved while at the helm of the VA.

Board Member

Bob serves on several corporate and non-profit boards where he is able to bring a depth of knowledge from his past experiences at P&G and the VA that help to create a strong vision for the future.  Learn more about Bob’s board member activities and special projects.

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Recent Posts

VA Leading Change On Opioid Use For Pain Management

I was so proud of my colleagues at the VA.  They shared their data which demonstrated a continual decline in the usage of opioids and an increase in alternative treatments for pain management that include acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, and whole health coaching.  Dr. Robert Sproul, Pharmacy Pain Program Manager and a leading voice nationally, […]

Ulysses S. Grant Statue Dedication at West Point

Thursday morning Diane and I were up before 6 a.m.  I was suffering a cold, so I slept in rather than exercised.  Plus, I wanted to get ready for the day’s events.  We went down to the Washington Room of the Thayer Hotel, where we met Claudia Phillips, who is Director of Events for the […]

What Makes For A Seamless Leadership Transition?

Seamless leadership transitions are necessary for organizations to sustain themselves and thrive.  Only 61 companies on the Fortune 500 list when it started in 1955 were still on the list in 2015.  Certainly one factor that led to the demise of those companies who fell off the list was poor succession planning and bad leadership […]