Williams College of Business Names Mary Anne Gale Executive-in-Residence

October 7, 2008


The Williams College of Business at Xavier University has named Mary Anne Gale as an Executive-in-Residence in the Gerald DeBrunner Executive-in-Residence Program. Recently retired from Procter & Gamble, Gale was Vice President of Accelerate Asia and Future of Productivity and Growth. Gale is excited to share her global experience with Xavier students. She will join Michael Conaton, Al Sampson, Donald Dufek, Gerald DeBrunner, and Robert Kohlhepp in the Executive-in-Residence program.
“Mary Anne Gale has been a strong supporter of our international initiatives,” said Ali Malekzadeh, Dean of the Williams College of Business. “For three years, while in China, she hosted students in our Executive MBA Program. She wants to help mentor students to work in a global environment. Her vast international experience will significantly enhance our global knowledge and I am delighted to welcome her as an Executive-in-Residence.”
Gale received her BA in Retailing from Michigan State University in 1971. Before joining Procter & Gamble in 1973, she was affiliated with the J.W. Knapp Company in Lansing, MI and interned with the Selective Service in Washington, D.C. Gale held several positions with Procter & Gamble. Starting as an Employee Relations Specialist, she moved through various managerial positions until becoming a Site Director in 1990. In 1994, Gale became the Global PS HR Director. Four years later, she was Manager of Global Manufacturing before becoming Vice President of Global Manufacturing one year later. In 2000, she was named Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations, adding the title of Vice President of PS Asia to those duties in 2004.