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Bill Toler is currently the Chairman of the Board of Swift Communications. Toler joined Swift Communications as CEO on September 8, 2009, shortly after retiring from The Procter & Gamble Company as Vice President and General Manager for Global Oral Care Profession (Crest & Oral-B brands). In March 2016, Toler transitioned from Chairman & CEO to Chairman. He was attracted to Swift Communications by the opportunity to help lead this great company through a very dynamic period in the news and publishing industry and his high regard for Swift’s publications and the great communities they serve. Toler was elected Chairman of the Board in November 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Engage3, a pioneering retail intelligence and digital marketing solution provider, and the nonprofit Texas A&M Foundation.
Toler developed his passion for envisioning and leading change during his 29 years with P&G. He helped pioneer P&G’s innovative Customer Business Development, a multi-disciplinary team selling approach that became the industry standard. He was also directly involved in many of P&G’s largest acquisitions where he became experienced at quickly learning new businesses, assessing organizational capabilities while valuing and leveraging diversity, creating game-changing strategies, setting visions and successfully leading the organizational cultural changes needed to create sustaining business results.
Toler graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.