Procter & Gamble has made two key changes in its executive lineup. In the first, Charlotte Otto, global external relations officer, will retire effective February 15, 2010, after 33 years of service and 13 years as head of external relations. She will step down from her current role on July 1, 2009. Ms. Otto will then serve on special assignment reporting to A. G. Lafley, chairman of the board, to support him in his role as full-time P&G chairman and chair of the 2009 Cincinnati community United Way campaign.
In another change at P&G, Christopher Hassall, currently vice president, corporate communications and reputation and North America external relations, has been named global external relations officer, effective July 1, 2009, reporting to RobertMcDonald, newly elected president and chief executive on corporate-related external relations matters, and to Marc Pritchard, global brand building officer, on brand-related external relations matters.