B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded June, 1995
Bob is Senior Vice President of Advertising, Market Research and Public Affairs, for Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, and is President of the company Foundation, responsible for allocating $20 million yearly in grants. His achievements during his career of more than thirty years with Procter & Gamble are clearly impressive.
But it is Bob’s commitment to children that makes him truly extraordinary. The Cincinnati Post calls him an “indomitable volunteer” and “one of Cincinnati’s most persistent and respected advocates of children.” Bob has been a major volunteer for the March of Dimes, raising more than $100,000 himself, and he is known as an authority on education reform. He has served on the Governor’s Education Management Council. He founded the Coalition on Education Initiatives with USA Today. He co-chairs the Ohio Education Improvement Consortium. In addition he has been an active trustee of the Cincinnati Youth collaborative.
In 1993 Bob was awarded the Robert V. Goldstein Award for distinguished service by the Association of National Advertisers, and he also received the Distinguished Service Award that same year from the Ohio Association of Colleges for Teachers Education. Early this year, he was named to receive Ohio’s highest honor, the Governor’s Award, for his leadership in the private sector and his civic involvement.
Bob and his wife Carolyn Harmon Wehling ’60 have six grown daughters.