Posted on Jul 18, 2017
CPT Board Director
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From RP Staff:

We’re honored to host the 8th Secretary of Veterans Affairs, CPT Bob McDonald for a live Q&A on 7/25. Secretary McDonald graduated from West Point and served with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, pursued an ambitious business career ultimately leading Procter & Gamble (#36 on the Fortune 500), then was nominated by President Obama to take over the VA.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to communicate with a military veteran and business leader whose made change at the VA his focus since 2014.

About Secretary McDonald:

Robert A. McDonald was the eighth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble (P&G).

In 2014 as VA Secretary, McDonald launched VA’s ambitious transformational journey to be the No. 1 customer service agency in federal government. The Harvard Business School’s November 2016 study of VA’s transformation judged that, thanks to Secretary McDonald’s leadership, VA “had made impressive progress.” By the end of his tenure in January 2017, all VA Medical Centers were providing Veterans access to same day services in primary and mental health care when needed right away.

At P&G, McDonald significantly recalibrated the company’s product portfolio and expanded its marketing footprint, adding nearly one billion people to its global customer base and growing the firm’s organic sales by an average of three percent per year, growth reflected in a 2009 to 2013 P&G stock increase of 60 percent. During Mr. McDonald’s tenure, P&G was widely recognized for its leader development expertise. In 2012, Chief Executive Magazine named P&G the best company for developing leader talent. The Hay Group consistently cited P&G in its top-tier listing of Best Companies for Leadership Study.

A United States Military Academy Distinguished Military Graduate and Distinguished Alumnus, Secretary McDonald graduated in 1975 in the top 2 percent of his class. In 1978, he earned his MBA from the University of Utah.

Secretary McDonald served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division.
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