P&G Exec Named NEW Committee Member of the Year

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P&G Exec Named NEW Committee Member of the Year


Lori Proctor, retail supply leader for Procter & Gamble in San Ramon, Calif., has received the Network of Executive Women’s (NEW) Bobbie O’Hare Award, which is bestowed annually on the regional committee member who has helped the Chicago-based diversity organization advance its goals and extend its reach. The award is named for former NEW regional chair Bobbie O’Hare, VP of sales development for the Johnson O’Hare Cos.

As co-chair of the NEW’s northern California region, Proctor (center in accompanying photo) played a key role in founding, managing and engaging members in her area. O’Hare and current NEW regional chair Maria Edelson (flanking the honoree at right and left) presented the award to Proctor at the NEW Leadership Summit last month in Charlotte, N.C.

Proctor has been the Northern California region’s committee secretary and recently became co-chair. Fellow committee members referred to her “a compassionate contributor who truly believes that future leaders need mentors to grow professionally and personally and, in turn, become mentors for generations to come,” a well as a results-driven leader.

NEW has regional groups in northern California, the Carolinas, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Florida, greater Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York metro, northwest Arkansas, the Pacific Northwest., Southern California, the Twin Cities and western Michigan. Members of the organization’s regions annually nominate a person as their “best of the best” committee member. These nominees receive recognition at each region’s fall event and are eligible for the Bobbie O’Hare award, which goes to one nominee chosen by NEW officers.

Founded in 2001, NEW boasts almost 3,000 members from more than 400 companies and 70 corporate sponsors in 15 regions nationwide, making it the largest diversity organization serving the retail and consumer products industry.