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Cincinnati region and Lori Proctor 'best of the best'

Monday, October 11, 2010  
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Lori Proctor, retail supply leader for Procter & Gamble, San Ramon, Calif., and the Network of Executive Women’s Cincinnati regional committee have been awarded NEW's  2010 "best of the best” regional awards for advancing the Network’s diversity goals and extending its reach.

Proctor, co-chair of the Northern California Region, was presented with the Bobbie O’Hare Award as the year's outstanding committee member during the NEW Leadership Summit, Sept. 28 in Charlotte, N.C.  The Cincinnati region’s leadership team was presented the "Best of the Best" regional committee award. 

Proctor was recognized for her instrumental role in founding, managing and engaging members in the Northern California Region. She was commended for her "passion, commitment and dedication” to the Network’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the consumer products and retail industry through education, leadership and business development.

Proctor, who previously served as Northern California Region’s committee secretary, is described by her fellow committee members as a "compassionate contributor who truly believes that future leaders need mentors to grow professionally and personally, and that, in turn, they become mentors for generations to come.”

The award is named for former NEW Regional Chair Bobbie O’Hare, vice president of sales development for the Johnson O’Hare Companies. O’Hare, who helped lead the creation of the Network’s 15 regional groups, joined current NEW Regional Chair Maria Edelson, in presenting the award to Proctor in front of 800 members attending NEW’s Summit.

Also recognized at the Summit as "Best of the Best” was the Cincinnati Region’s 40-plus committee members for their efforts to bring the Network’s mission to life.

The Cincinnati Region, led by Co-Chairs Lisa Holsclaw of Kroger Co. and Mindy Sherwood Thompson of Procter & Gamble, Treasurer Loretta Ayers of Deloitte and Secretary Felicia Mooty of Nestle Purina PetCare, delivered impressive numbers throughout the year, Edelson said.

"Its events averaged 400 attendees and the group raised more than $70,000 in regional sponsorships,” she noted, adding the committee developed high-quality programs featuring sought-after speakers and created a committee mentoring program. "They have delivered larger-than-life results while building a strong partnership with the national staff and flawless compliance to our regional operational procedures.”

Each year, members of the Network’s 15 regions nominate one person as their Best of the Best committee member. These members are honored during each region’s fall event and are eligible for the Bobbie O’Hare award. From this list of women and men who have been recognized by their own regions, NEW officers select one to receive the Bobbie O’Hare award.

The Cincinnati regional committee was presented with the 2010 "best of the best" regional committee award at the NEW Leadership Summit, September 28 in Charlotte. Regional Activities Chair Maria Edelson is show far left; former chair Bobbie O'Hare is far right.

Lori Proctor (center) of Procter & Gamble received the Bobbie O'Hare Award for outstanding regional service at the NEW Leadership Summit Sept. 28 in Charlotte. She is flanked by Maria Edelson (left) and Bobbie O'Hare.

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