Cintrifuse Announces Valarie Sheppard as Board Chair

Cintrifuse today announced the appointment of Procter & Gamble’s (NYSE: PG) Senior Vice President, Valarie Sheppard, as its board chairman. Sheppard is Senior Vice President, Comptroller and Treasurer at Procter and Gamble.

Sheppard, who joined P&G in 1986 and has worked in North America, Asia and Europe, is the Company’s Comptroller and Treasurer and assumes the board chair at Cintrifuse from Bob McDonald who stepped down following his appointment as U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs. She has served on the board of concierge healthcare business, MDVIP, and was board chair of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

“I’m proud to be continuing the great work fostered by Bob McDonald and Jim Anderson as board chairs before me,” said Sheppard. “Cintrifuse is an amazing catalyst for the Greater Cincinnati region and economy. Growing our innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem will have exponential positive effects for generations to come and I’m excited to have a role in shaping the future of our hometown.”

“We’re very grateful for Bob McDonald’s service to Cintrifuse and wish him nothing but the best as he heads to Washington,” added Nancy Koors, Cintrifuse interim CEO. “Having Valarie chair our board means we’re not missing a beat. Our programs will continue at pace and we maintain the momentum we’ve been enjoying under Bob’s guidance.”

Cintrifuse enables the building of high-growth companies and currently has 97 members in its roster of startup companies. It also operates a Fund of Funds, which recently closed its first fund with $56 million in assets. Together these efforts help to make Greater Cincinnati a place where entrepreneurs’ dreams are realized.

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