Ann Schwister, Principal of Ann M. Schwister Associates LLC, through which she advises senior executives, small businesses and start-up companies. Previously, she was a senior executive with more than 29 years of operational experience at Procter and Gamble.
During her P&G career, Schwister worked with local teams in more than 60 countries, living in China and the United States, including Puerto Rico. In the last role before her retirement, Vice President and CFO for the North America Region (P&G’s largest and most profitable region), Schwister was responsible for creating strategies to win in the rapidly changing North America digital and traditional retail environment. She worked in various businesses segments, including Oral Care, Skin Care, Personal Cleansing and Fabric Care.
Ann graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a specialization in International Business.
She is a member of the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, chairing the Communities Strategies Committee and serving on the Finance and Audit Committee, which she chaired for six years. She also serves as a board member and as Audit Committee Chair for PARTS iD, a New York Stock Exchange-listed digital commerce company focused on creating custom infrastructure and unique user experiences within niche markets.