Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
We are a network where our members are able to bring their whole authentic selves to connect with each other. Our commitment to belonging, equity and the success of our diverse membership is core to everything we do. We aspire for our membership, leadership, events and communications to be as diverse as the world we live in.
We’ve made progress.
We know we must do even more.
P&G Alumni Board of Directors
Ed Tazzia graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 with a BA in Advertising. He joined Procter in 1973 in BS&HCP. He says he took the interview in Cincinnati because he'd never been on a plane before. Ed started on the B-88 brand (Coast) and was part of the team that introduced it into test market. He did his sales training in Boston and later worked on Ivory, Top Job, Vibrant Bleach and division new products. Ed left P&G in 1983 to join the North American Soccer League as the Vice President of Marketing. He returned to brand management with Vlasic Foods (Campbell's Soup Company) becoming the Vice President of Marketing. In 1991 Ed joined Silo Super Stores, the US subsidiary of The Dixon's Stores Group, LTD. In 1993 he joined IBM. Ed became a Managing Director of Gundersen Partners, a consulting and executive search firm, in 1997 and was named Managing Partner in 2003. In 2009 Ed joined Sycamore and Company, a global management consulting and executive search firm.
Ida Abdalkhani joined Procter & Gamble in 2005 as an ABM in fabric care and then global Brand Manager for Secret Deodorants and Olay Body Care. After leaving P&G in 2010, she backpacked around the world, became a Laughter Yoga instructor, and then launched her own consultancy, Ability to Engage. The consultancy has won multiple awards from its initiatives in marketing communications, innovation, brand strategies, and consumer segmentation. Ida’s global outlook and work in consumer and brand research have helped solidify her thoughts that we are all much more alike than we are different. It has also helped her cultivate an understanding of the benefit of new and different perspectives. While she enjoys creating goals and making things happen, she has never lost sight of the journey. She strives to be inclusive and ensure we are all better for our interactions together. Ida has earned a a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communications, and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy—all from The Ohio State University.
Lorena Alcalde is a global marketing, communications, and innovation executive with solid technical credentials. Lorena joined Procter & Gamble in 1997 as an engineer in Caracas, Venezuela focusing on consumer and product research. Over the next 15 years she was a Regional Brand Manager for feminine care products, finally becoming a Global Senior Manager in Beauty Care. After leaving P&G, Lorena was an independent executive consultant and now is the Global Marketing Director at Bata Group, Switzerland. Active in the P&G Alumni Network, Lorena was Co-chair of the 2019 P&G Alumni Global Conference in Madrid. Multifaceted, Lorena speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. She is also a certified Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Lorena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering as well as Master of Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After joining P&G in 2000 as an Assistant Brand Manager for Ariel in Central America, Yamileth Calvo moved to Mexico City followed by Arkansas for the Wal-Mart Team and Cincinnati as Global Brand Manager for the First Moment of Truth team. In 2007, she took a brand challenge with the Frito-Lay team leading Cheetos for North America, and later with The Dannon Company leading the Family and Kids portfolio. Yamileth returned to Panama, her home country, in 2014, and now partners with entrepreneurs and small business owners for the development of their brand and marketing strategies. Passionate about opportunities for women, she is a sought-after speaker on confidence and courage with the purpose of encouraging people to achieve more than they imagine. Yamileth has Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Ozarks, majoring in Marketing Management and Business Administration as well as an MBA in Human Resources Development from Nova Southeastern University.
Joining Procter & Gamble in 1988 in US Health Care Brand Management, Jeff Goldstein worked to boost share for Scope, Crest, and Pepto-Bismol; represented Brand on a task force to improve global innovation success which led to the change to the GBU structure; and, served in Corporate New Ventures, reporting to the COO. After leaving P&G in the late ’90s, Jeff continued to be a catalyst for growth as President of Ingenuity Advisors, helping clients develop major innovation and marketing initiatives and succeed through M&A. In 2012, Jeff acquired Cincinnati-based ACUPOLL Precision Research, leveraging his experience to develop more innovative, actionable solutions. Jeff’s has actively supported the P&G Alumni Network since 2003, first championing the research which led to establishment of local chapters. He founded the Cincinnati chapter and served as President from 2004-2010, growing to more than 1,200 members. Jeff and his team at ACUPOLL also provided the 2015 global survey which identified the need for the Enrichment program and has been a trusted advisor for network initiatives. Jeff achieved a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from Harvard University.
Lyly Ha is a performance-focused marketer with experience leveraging MarTech and analytics to transform operations and grow revenue. Lyly began her professional career at P&G in 2001 through the Clairol acquisition; however, she was not a stranger to P&G since she had previously interned several years before. At P&G, Lyly led digital programs and innovations for Clairol hair color & hair care categories, including Nice'nEasy, Natural Instincts, Herbal Essences, and professional lines. She was part of several innovation projects, including the patented hair color in-store, hi-tech tools, and Business Spheres & Decision Cockpits to globally build P&G's analytics expertise. Later, Lyly joined Gartner and led the MarTech, digital marketing, and marketing operations for more than 80 global conferences. Recently, she joined a SaaS product startup to drive all aspects of B2B2C marketing and demand generation in the healthcare talent market. Lyly currently serves on the P&G Alumni Network Board, where she provides digital strategy direction for the Network. A graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.