FOCUS appoints former P&G executive as chairman, adds three others to board of
DENVER, Aug. 26, 2013
DENVER, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- www.focus.org FOCUS, the
Fellowship of Catholic University Students, has named Mark A. Collar, former
president of Global Pharmaceuticals & Personal Health at the Procter & Gamble
Company (P&G), chairman of its board of directors. The fast growing, college
campus outreach has also welcomed Bill DeMucci, Bill Mumma and Bill Newland to
Mr. Collar joined P&G in 1975 as a sales representative working in Chicago. He
held roles of increasing responsibility within Sales and then Advertising,
helping develop or acquire many of the brands that became the multi-billion
dollar Pharmaceuticals and Personal Health business unit. He eventually became
that business unit's president – and a P&G corporate officer – until his
retirement in 2008. For the past 8 years Mr. Collar has chaired the Advisory
Board for the successful Ohio Third Frontier development program that is
targeting over a billion dollars to boost Ohio's technology innovation and
commercialization. He serves on several other corporate and organization
boards, but his passion for the Catholic Church and young people has led to
his deep involvement in FOCUS.
Mr. Collar commented on his new role saying, "The goal of FOCUS is that by the
end of the decade it will have deeply impacted the equivalent of at least two
young adults for each of the 19,000 Catholic parishes in the U.S., with the
expectation that these inspired Catholics will become ordained or lay leaders
in the Church and help millions of others find the authentic joy that comes
from a faithful life. In my role as chairman and as a senior advisor, I hope
to broaden my efforts to help develop this wonderful organization as it seeks
to deliver this compelling vision."
Mr. Collar and his wife Mary reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are the parents
of three children.
In addition to Collar's appointment, the FOCUS board has added three new
William (Bill) Mumma has served as president of the Becket Fund since 2011. He
spent 30 years on Wall Street, most recently as the CEO of Mitsubishi
Securities USA. Previously, he was executive managing director of Nomura
Securities International and Global Head of Derivatives for Bankers Trust. He
is currently the Chairman of Georgetown University's Tocqueville Forum on the
Roots of American Democracy and Chairman of the Board of the Oak Knoll School
of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ.
Bill M. Newland is the former CEO and current chairman of Hercules Industries
in Denver, CO and a member of the Denver chapter of the Catholic executive
Bill DeMucci works with several charitable organizations including The
Augustine Institute, Martha's Village and Kitchen, Legatus, The Papal
Foundation and now FOCUS. He is also Trustee Emeritus of Providence Little
Company of Mary Hospital. Currently, Mr. DeMucci is a consultant to start-up
companies and organizations in the U.S. and China. From 1981-2006 he served as
president of Titron Media Co. Ltd., a company he co-founded.
Since FOCUS was founded in 1998 by Curtis Martin, FOCUS has grown from two
part-time missionaries serving a single campus to the more than 355 full-time
missionaries at work on 83 college campuses in 33 states (and D.C.) this
FOCUS is a national outreach that invites college students into a growing
relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them
for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships
in which they lead others to do the same.
SOURCE FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students
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