Background on Rich Wilson,
Head of School

Employment History

3/11 to date - Head of School, The Summit Country Day School

3/10 to 2/11 - Interim Head of School, The Summit Country Day School

6/77 to 9/01 - (Retired) Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

6/98 to 9/01 - Vice President Media and Programming Worldwide; Vice President, Marketing-Food and Beverage Global Business Unit. (“Double hatted” under 2005 Reorganization Plan.)

9/92 to 5/98 - Vice President, Marketing - Latin America (Caracas based) [Chronology: ‘92-93 General Advertising Manager-Health and Beauty Care Products; ‘93-95 General Advertising Manager; Promoted to VP ’96]

2/91 to 8/92 - Director, Worldwide Strategic Planning - Cleaners and Dish Care

9/89 to 2/91 - Advertising Manager, Food Products [Business responsibility for new Fisher Nut acquisition; functional training and personnel oversight for the Food and Beverage Marketing Department]

12/85 to 8/89 - Associate Advertising Manager, Crush Soft Drink Division

10/83 to 11/85 - Brand Manager, Ivory Soap

4/81 to 9/83 - Brand Manager, Camay/Lava/Kirks

9/80 to 3/81 - Assistant Brand Manager, New Soap Products

5/79 to 8/80 - Assistant Brand Manager, Mr. Clean

2/79 to 4/79 - Sales Training, Milwaukee

6/77 to 1/79 - Brand Assistant, Comet Cleanser

8/74 to 5/77 - Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs and Development
Responsibilities included researching individual donors, foundations and corporations; writing grant proposals and fund appeals; making calls on corporations in Chicago to solicit support. Helped plan successful $20MM capital campaign. Developed promotional campaign for Continuing Education Program.

6/73 to 6/74 - Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Assistant to the President
Served as liaison between President and students. Coordinated trustee affairs and special events (convocations, fund raising dinners, etc.) Researched donors.

Summers ‘71 & ’72 - The Charlotte News, Charlotte, North Carolina
Worked as general assignment reporter writing feature, news and human interest stories. Charlotte News was evening daily newspaper, circulation 80,000 homes.


9/74 to 5/77 - University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business - Chicago, Illinois
M.B.A., June 1977. Concentration: Marketing and Finance. Attending evening classes while working at Lake Forest College. Dean’s List.

9/69 to 6/73 - Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
B.A., June 1973. Major: History. Served as Editor-in-Chief of student newspaper. Awards: Martin Award for Excellence in Journalism; Blackstone Award for Service to Community and Academic Record. ODK.


2004 to 2010 - Trustee, The Summit Country Day School (Chair, Marketing & Enrollment Committee)

2000 to 2001 - Co-Chairman, Electronic Media Division Advisory Panel, The University of Cincinnati