Ann M. Schwister is a board member and strategic advisor. Her passion is helping organizations grow sustainably. She currently serves on the boards of Haskell (a private Architecture, Engineering and Construction company) and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation chairing the Community Strategies Committee after six years as chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Advisory clients include social enterprises and a small family-owned business.
She was a Senior Executive in Global Consumer Products with over 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble. She has worked with local teams in over 60 countries and lived in China and the United States, including Puerto Rico. In her last role, as Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Ann was responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. Other roles included Vice President and CFO for the Global Oral Care business and Vice President and CFO for the Greater China Region. Ann also served on the CFO committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
A graduate of the Wisconsin School of Business, she is an emeritus member of the Dean’s Advisory Board as well as the Business School Diversity Advisory Board.