Stefan is also the Founder of Stefan Homeister Leadership, a consultancy focusing on improving leadership performance and strategy via consulting, training, coaching, and keynotes. Stefan’s held a diverse career as Sales & Marketing Director of SAB Miller Europe and CMO for T-Mobile Germany where he had P&L responsibility for more than $8 billion. Stefan started his career at Procter & Gamble in various sales and marketing roles in Frankfurt, Brussels, and Geneva before becoming the Marketing Director for Healthcare and Pharma DACH. 

In this candid conversation – we’ll explore principles and ideas on leadership, branding, legacy, and what can be learned through the lens of podcasts, conversations, and storytelling. Be sure to check out Leitwolf wherever you get your favorite podcasts. https://stefan-homeister-leadership.com/en/podcast



The Foundation invests in global programming that contributes toward real employment, financial independence, and the economic well-being of those served. The core areas supported are:

  1. Job skills development & vocational training
  2. Business-related skills education & training
  3. Entrepreneurial or business ventures viable in local communities

Review Eligibility Requirements, Vetting Procedures, and Submission Details here.

Learn more about our 2023 Grant Recipients here.

For general application or content questions contact: Sue Wilke

For system or technology questions contact: Patrick Hartnett

About the P&G Alumni Foundation:

The P&G Alumni Foundation, the charitable arm of the P&G Alumni Network, has a mission of creating opportunities for those less fortunate – a mission grounded in the shared values that unite us as Alumni. Through strategic grant-making, the Foundation improves the quality of life worldwide by economically empowering individuals in need to achieve greater financial independence and economic well-being for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Bringing its mission to life, the Foundation invests in programs and projects that contribute toward real and sustainable employment. What makes us unique is that a P&G Alumni sponsor must be actively and meaningfully involved with the charitable organization making a grant request. Learn more or donate by visiting our website.

While many pay lip service to the importance of innovation and product superiority – Gordon and many other technical leaders know that words simply won’t cut it. Product superiority must be demanded, rewarded, and celebrated – with org structures and processes built to achieve it, led by senior line and R&D leadership, but importantly starting with the CEO and Board of Directors. In this conversation Gordon shares stories behind the products we love – what worked and didn’t – with lessons that are for more than just R&D’ers, but also rising business executives and students who want to foster an environment of innovation. 

Check out SUPERIOR PRODUCTS as an eBook / Kindle, or wherever your favorite books are sold. And for even more of Gordon Brunner’s learnings from his time as P&G’s CTO, be sure check out our past podcast conversation from September 2021 and November 2022.




We honor Alumni in the following categories:

·       Community Service: For an individual who has made a significant contribution of their time, effort, and expertise to the community in which they live. The award can reflect a single event or a lifetime of work.

·       John E. Pepper Humanitarian: For an individual who has made a significant contribution to the human condition through their time, effort, or expertise, whether this was a single event or a lifetime of work. This award is intended to recognize actions that go well beyond efforts in a single community or location and serve mankind as a whole.

·       Diversity & Inclusion:  For an individual who has delivered exceptional results by leveraging a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. This person is a proven leader and role model who has inspired others to drive equality and to lead inclusively in the workplace and/or in society.

·       Early Achievement:  For an individual who, in the early stages of their career, has shown outstanding potential based on early achievements in innovation, entrepreneurship or general management. This awardee empowers those around them and makes a meaningful impact on the markets they serve, representing the best of P&G Alumni.

·       Innovation: For an individual who has contributed a significant innovation to the world of business during their career. This is an award to recognize creativity that has been translated into business success.

·       John G. Smale General Management: For an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of business whether the result of a single event or concept or the compilation of a lifetime of achievements.

·       McElroy: Procter & Gamble has long been recognized as the preeminent consumer company in the world and it desires to maintain this position. This is specifically not a “Marketer of the Year” award to be focused solely on the marketing function nor on a single time period. Rather, this award is intended to recognize significant contributions to the art and science of satisfying the consumer whether that is the result of a single event or concept or the compilation of a lifetime of achievements.


To nominate an alum or to self-nominate, click here. You will be asked to provide contact information and LinkedIn profiles for you as well as the person you are nominating along with an explanation of the basis for your recommendation (max 500 words). If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please confirm that they want to be considered.

A committee of P&G Alumni peers will review all nominees and make the final selection, to be announced this Fall and recognized at the 2025 P&G Alumni Global Conference, June 13-14, 2025 in Berlin, Germany.   All recipients must agree to attend the awards ceremony in person.


Application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Today it is sharing with us a 2024 Town Hall event focusing on product innovation. Ever wonder about the systems, culture, and leadership principles that produced products that delighted consumers and how Procter & Gamble manages to sustain innovation year-after-year?

The discussion features alums Gordon Brunner and Bill James. In the decade they ran Procter & Gamble R&D five new brands, each with more than 1 billion dollars in sales, were launched and many, many upgrades. They are co-authors of the book: Superior Products. Gordon and Bill are joined by:

  1. John Pepper, retired CEO/Chairman of P&G and retired Chairman of Disney
  2. Meredith Meyer (Event Moderator), VP Veeva Systems and formerly CEO Infinite Potential, VP KnowledgeWorks and Brand Manager P&G


The event was sponsored by Synfiny Advisors and Johnson Investment Counsel.

View one minute appetizer entitled The WOW! Concept  View Full Forum Video