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Dean's Advisory Council: Craig Bahner

Prior to joining The Wendy’s Company, Bahner served as Vice President, North America Retail Hair with The Procter & Gamble Company where he had full P&L responsibility for Procter & Gamble’s $2.2 billion retail hair business in North America.

Throughout a 20-year career with Procter & Gamble, Bahner helped drive growth for some of the most important and competitive businesses in the portfolio of the global consumer products leader.  Bahner’s background with P&G includes service from 2002 to 2006 as Vice President, Northeast Asia Fabric and Home Care. Prior to this assignment, he served as Marketing Director, North America Fabric Care from 1999 to 2002, where he directed marketing programs for P&G’s U.S. laundry business.

During his first 10 years at P&G, Bahner successfully tackled a number of brand management and strategic planning assignments with increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to joining P&G, Bahner worked for The Sportsman’s Market, Inc. and The Pillsbury Company.

Bahner is a trustee of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and serves on the Executive Board of Horizon Community Church.

A native of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Bahner holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.