By Cliff Peale
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Retired Procter & Gamble Co. chairman John Pepper won the community service award in a gathering of hundreds of P&G alumni Saturday night.
Pepper, who is vice chairman of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and co-chair of the fund-raising campaign for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, also was the keynote speaker for the Saturday program at the Millennium Hotel.
Pepper, who came out of retirement in 2000 for a second stint as P&G chairman, retired again in 2002.
The alumni voted on the awards. Other winners included:
Steve Case, former chairman of AOL Time Warner, for innovation. Case worked at P&G for two years in the early 1980s.
John Smale, former chairman of P&G and General Motors Corp., for general management.
"As the chairman of two of the largest and most important companies in the world. ... John's work and his products have probably directly touched more people in more countries than possibly those of any other business executive in history," his nomination said.
Ted and Vada Stanley, whose family foundation has contributed millions to arts, music, political and medical causes, for humanitarian programs. The couple met while working at P&G.
Bob Goldstein, former P&G vice president of advertising, who won the McElroy award for "significant contributions to the art and science of satisfying the consumer."
Earlier Saturday, a group of big-company CEOs held a panel discussion, including P&G's A.G. Lafley, General Electric Co.'s Jeff Immelt, 3M Co.'s Jim McNerney and eBay Inc.'s Meg Whitman. All formerly worked at P&G.
P&G supported and participated in the gathering this year.
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