Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Jeff Weedman - Procter & Gamble
Mr. Weedman is responsible for External Business Development (EBD) at Procter & Gamble. In 1996, what began as the entrepreneurial Global Licensing department charged with the commercialization of P&G's "treasure trove" of 28,000+ patent technology assets, 300+ global trademarks and extensive processes and know-how, has now been transformed into a robust EBD organization that is also responsible for finding external technologies, "cooked products", and business propositions that can be brought in-house.
Jeff's diverse career at P&G has included marketing and general management responsibilities across well-known brands such as Tide, Dawn, Mr. Clean, Downy, Folgers and others. His assignments have covered retail, institutional, club, and direct store delivery channels. Jeff has also had functional experience in marketing, sales, finance, and global strategic planning.