Judi Kletz began her career with Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble nearly 35 years ago, serving in three functions — sales, marketing and communications — providing her with a rare combination of experiences and skills unique to the CPG industry.
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From her first sales position in 1985 to a series of new-to-market roles (integration operations manager, first field marketing manager, pioneer of the field-based communications team), she was quickly promoted to roles of increasing responsibility. Kletz is best known for taking on work with no defined path and creating new capabilities for the company.
In 2013, she was promoted to the role of managing director, North America industry affairs, with responsibility for all U.S. trade associations, trade media, industry and sales executive communication. Her team, a matrix model of internal and external resources, leads the strategy, development and implementation of P&G’s industry activation and reputation.