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Procter & Gamble CEO to Speak at Butler

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The chief executive officer of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) will speak next month at Butler University. Bob McDonald will discuss sustainability as part of the Howard Schrott Lecture Series.

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March 17, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS –Bob McDonald, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble (P&G), will address students, faculty, and community members at Butler University April 4.
McDonald’s address, “Growing Sustainably,” reflects the forward-thinking strategy emblematic of the 175-year-old company, which was founded on the value to “improve people’s lives” through branded products of superior quality and value.

Sponsored by the College of Communication (CCOM) as part of the Howard Schrott Lecture Series, McDonald’s presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall of Robertson Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Referring to the recently released Harris Interactive Reputation Quotient Survey, CCOM Dean Gary R. Edgerton said, “It’s great for our students to be exposed to innovative industry thought leaders like Mr. McDonald, who also are leaders in social responsibility.”

The reputation survey rates companies on several characteristics, including product quality, trust, social responsibility, and how employees are treated. “In this era of consumer skepticism and corporate malfeasance, it’s a tribute to Mr. McDonald that Procter & Gamble was just named in the top 10 of America’s most trusted companies,” Edgerton said.

Not only is his company rising in the corporate social responsibility ratings, but P&G has consistently delivered increased revenues during McDonald’s tenure, and is currently ranked 27th in the Fortune 500, with global revenues of nearly $84 billion.

In addition to his P&G leadership, McDonald chairs the U.S.-China Business Council and the Business Roundtable Fiscal Policy Initiative; he is the vice-co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum. He also serves on the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia and the Singapore International Advisory Council of the Economic Development Board.

Born in Gary, Ind., McDonald graduated from West Point with a degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Army and received his MBA with honors from the University of Utah in 1978.

The Howard Schrott Lecture Series brings media-industry professionals to campus to speak with communication majors. It is named and funded by Butler Trustee Howard Schrott, a 1976 graduate of Butler University’s radio and television program. Following a successful career in broadcasting financial management, Schrott founded a corporate advising and consulting firm in California.

Butler’s College of Communication offers degree programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Creative Media and Entertainment; Journalism; Media, Rhetoric, and Culture; Organizational Communication and Leadership; and Strategic Communication: Public Relations and Advertising.

About Butler University

Challenging and enabling students to meet their personal and professional goals has guided Butler University since 1855. Today, Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university that blends the liberal arts with first-rate pre-professional programs. It seeks to prepare each graduate not simply to make a living but to make a life of purpose, in which personal flourishing is intertwined with the welfare of others. Butler is known for its vibrant campus, superior academics and dedicated faculty. The University enrolls more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Located just six miles from downtown Indianapolis, Butler’s urban setting affords students internship opportunities that provide excellent graduate school and career preparation.

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